Help kids improve and develop their fine motor skills by doing a fun activity. Check out this Valentine’s day hearts with beads activity, a fun home activity for kids.
When we talk about fine motor skills, we refer to the movements we make with the body’s smallest muscles, such as the hands, fingers, feet, mouth, and tongue. The stimulation of motor skills allows children to have greater precision and coordination in essential activities such as cutting, tearing, coloring, painting, and writing, which they develop with didactic activities.
Still, we do not limit these movements only to school activities. Before children begin their educational stage, they must develop skills necessary to live day to day, such as eating alone, dressing, or brushing their teeth. These activities will help them be more independent and be prepared to take on new challenges.
These early activities help children have a better pincer grip, precise movements with the hands with the index finger and the thumb. When children start their school stage, they will be tasked with carrying out activities such as taking an object or picking up class elements. These exercises help them later onto have good writing.
Children must work on it from their first years of age because it allows them to have precision in their movements, and they are activities that they can do both at school and home. In their school, they can carry out activities such as puncturing, cutting and tearing.
At home, they can be stimulated with daily activities such as button/unbutton their clothes, tying their shoes, placing small objects inside others. In this way, when they are in further courses, they will have good fine motor skills.
Some excellent tripod clamp development activities are to put corn kernels and beans in a container and ask the child to separate them. They can also pour liquids from one jar to another, from one pot to a bottle, from one bottle to a mug; screw and unscrew nuts and washers; cleaning small surfaces. These home activities correspond to the Montessori learning method of practical life. The child learns through his own experience in a real way.
THEME: VALENTINE’S DAY HOME ACTIVITY FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Fine motor skills
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this dynamic activity, children will work on developing fine motor skills.
Difficulty level: Average. This Valentine activity is designed for boys and girls to carry out autonomously by following instructions.
- Pincer grip
- Precision in hand and finger movements
- Hand-eye coordination
- A container with yarns strips
- A container with colored beads
- Some hearts previously made with foamy and a hole punched in one side
Threading the hearts in the yarn.
Threading the beads in the yarn.
VALENTINE’S DAY HOME ACTIVITY FOR KIDS RESULT
Hearts decorated with colored beads
FREE PRINTABLE VALENTINE’S DAY HOME ACTIVITY FOR KIDS WORKSHEETS
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HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This Valentine activity can be done with younger children. To lower the difficulty level, it is necessary to change materials. You can give the children hearts with several holes all around the heart’s edge; then, children can sew the heart. That way, children will do an exercise according to their abilities and development.
MODIFICATIONS FOR CHILDREN OVER 6 YEARS OLD
This Valentine activity can be developed with older children. To increase the difficulty level, children can cut out the hearts and open the holes with a hole punch. This way, children will develop their motor skills and carry out an appropriate activity for children’s development and abilities.
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VIDEO DESCRIPTION – HEARTS WITH BEADS HOME ACTIVITY FOR KIDS
In this video, you will find the step by step of activity “HEARTS,” designed for children 4-6 years old. They will do an activity at home to develop fine motor skills by threading yarn. This kids activity will allow children to develop different skills such as pincer grip, precision in hand and finger movements, focus, vitality, and hand-eye coordination. The materials they will need are a container with yarns strips, a container with colored beads, and some hearts made with foamy.
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