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Fine Motor Activities

Sailboats

You Will Need From Your Kit:

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  • Thick stock paper
  • sticker
  • mini plastic container
  • playdoh
  • dowel
  • hole puncher

You can purchase this activity as part of Miss Mancy’s Summer Days Activity Kit!

Step 1: Use puzzle included in this kit to measure the size of a square on card stock paper.

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Step 2: Cut out the square and then cut it in half to create 2 triangles

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Step 3: Use the hole puncher to make 3 holes on the short edge of the triangle

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Step 4: Use stickers to decorate the triangle on both sides and weave the dowel in the holes to create a sail

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Step 5: Make a small ball with some playdoh

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Step 6: Mold the dough at the top of the small container to create a small “mountain” . Make sure it sticks well

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Step 7: Create your sailboat by sticking the dowel into the dough!

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Skills Addressed:

This activity incorporates many fine motor skills that children use at school.

Cutting works on bilateral coordination skills while using the hole puncher mimics the opening and closing motion of scissors. This helps children that have difficulty with cutting skills. The resistance of the hole puncher also helps strengthen little hands.

The rolling the playdoh helps with finger isolation and peeling stickers works on creating a neat pincer. These fine motor skills help children with dexterity.

 

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