Help children with their fine motor development with this fun scarecrow hairstyle craft.
Nowadays, being parents is a much more complex task than a few years ago. That is because the world is becoming tougher, and needs are changing and increasing.
We live in a world where we want everything right now. However, children’s development and learning processes don’t happen overnight. Those are processes that require time, work, perseverance, patience, and, in some cases, they cause pain.
When a baby is born, he/she has certain involuntary movements that are known as reflexes. These reflexes begin to disappear in the first-month of children’s life to allow conscious and voluntary movements to come up.
These movements are part of the children’s motor development. As I mentioned earlier, it is a process. Children have different times to develop their skills; it is also important to keep in mind that we can help children develop and get their skills through stimulation.
Stimulation will allow boys and girls to get body movement skills and promote cognitive, linguistic, and social skills; remember that motor skills are divided into two fine motor skills and gross motor skills. Both are equally important for the development of children. Without gross motor skills, we could not develop fine motor skills.
However, today we are going to work on and enhance fine motor skills in boys and girls. When talking about fine motor skills, we talk about the body’s small movements that we carry out with hands, feet, fingers, mouth, and tongue.
Through the Montessori learning method, children develop skills through daily activities. It is an experiential and experimental practice that consequently brings true learning and the improvement of skills.
THEME: FINE MOTOR DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY FOR PRESCHOOLERS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Fine motor skills
Age: 4-6 years old children
Goal: Develop hands and fingers movements accuracy.
Difficulty level: Average. This fine motor development activity was designed to be done autonomously and independently by following instructions.
- Accuracy in hands and fingers movements
- Hand-eye coordination
- Following instructions
- Colored beads
- A cardboard
- Push pin
Draw a scarecrow hat on the cardboard top side using the markers.
Use the push pin to make some holes at the bottom edge of the scarecrow hat.
Introduce the yarn through the holes. That will be the scarecrow hair.
Introduce the color bead into the yarn, one by one.
Scarecrow hairstyle for children’s fine motor development.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
For practicing their fine motor development give children fun worksheets. Click the link below to download and print our tracing worksheets.
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS FINE MOTOR DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
You can do this fine motor development activity with younger children. When working with children, it is very important to ensure their well-being and use the appropriate materials. It may be a bit risky to work with beads since they are very small, and children can put them in their mouths, so to do this activity with younger children, we can use pasta as it is a bit larger. Children will have to introduce the yarn through the pasta.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
To do this fine motor skill activity with older children, we don’t need to change materials, but we must increase the difficulty level. We can use cards with colors to allow children to place the color beads according to the indications.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – SCARECROW HAIRSTYLE FINE MOTOR DEVELOPMENT
In this fine motor development video, you will see a step-by-step explanation of the “SCARECROW HAIRSTYLE” activity. This thanksgiving activity was designed for 4-6 years old children to make a scarecrow hat with yarn as its hair and then introduce color beads to allow the scarecrow to have a colorful hairstyle. Children will develop skills such as accuracy in hand and finger movements, hand-eye coordination, following instructions, patience, and concentration with this activity. They will need yarn, colored beads, cardboard, push pin, and markers.
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