Help strengthen and boost a child’s handgrip and focus by doing fun fine motor activities for preschoolers. This leprechaun’s hat activity is a simple yet fun indoor activity that kids can do to celebrate St. Patrick’s day. Read the step-by-step instructions below.
Children need to develop their fine motor skills to perform those activities that require precision and a high level of coordination where the eyes, hands, and fingers are being used simultaneously. The stimulation of motor skills is of great importance. If carried out in the child’s first years, these skills allow precise movements in daily life and ease children’s development in their educational stage.
Development and strengthening of motor skills aim to help children gain control, coordination, and agility in their movements. This motor development will also positively influence strengthening independence and the ability to adapt to society.
When children can help with various tasks at home, they feel that their contribution is valued. This will help their motivation to develop activities increase while feeding their self-esteem, self-confidence, and independence. Practical life activities also help develop orderly thinking, concentration, and self-discipline in the child.
The following fine motor activity for preschoolers is designed with the Montessori learning method, based on the trust that we should place in children when developing their activities independently. Through trial and error, they also strengthen knowledge. The only way children learn is through their own experience, involving their hands, fingers, and eyes. The development of intelligence is linked to the movement of the hands.
THEME: FINE MOTOR ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Fine motor skills
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this fine motor activity for preschoolers, children will develop and perfect the movements of their hands and fingers.
Difficulty level: Intermediate. This fine motor activity for preschoolers is designed for children to do independently with the supervision of an adult.
- Precision in hand and finger movements
- Hand-eye coordination
- Following instructions
- An image, drawing, or printable of a leprechaun hat
Use the tweezer to take the pom-poms.
Place the pom-poms onto the hat’s image or drawing. They can be glued on (if desired).
Placing pom-poms to strengthen pincer grip. A fine motor activity for preschoolers.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Here’s another fine motor activity for preschoolers, click the link below to download and print the leprechaun shapes lesson worksheets.
HOW TO DEVELOP THIS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This fine motor activity for preschoolers can be done with younger children. To reduce the difficulty level, children can develop the exercise using only their hands, focusing on placing their fingers in a pincer grip, using only the index finger and thumb. In this way, a preschooler activity will be made according to children’s development and abilities.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OVER 6 YEARS OLD
This fine motor activity for preschoolers can be done with older children. To increase the difficulty level, children can perform the exercise with larger grippers that require greater precision in movements when arranging the pom-poms. In this way, a motor skill activity appropriate to children’s development and abilities will be carried out.
WATCH THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS HERE
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – THE LEPRECHAUN’S HAT FINE MOTOR ACTIVITY FOR PRESCHOOLERS
In this fine motor activity for preschoolers video, you will find the step-by-step of the “THE LEPRECHAUN’S HAT” activity, designed for 4 to 6-year-old children where they will carry out a fine motor skills activity, arranging pom-poms on a drawing of a leprechaun’s hat. This St. Patrick’s Day activity will allow children to develop precision in hand and finger movements, eye-hand coordination, focus, self-reliance, autonomy, and following instructions. The materials needed for elaborating the activity are a drawing or printable of a leprechaun’s hat, tweezers, and pom-poms.
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