We talk a lot about working fine motor skills, but why do we even care about fine motor skills?
Strengthening these skills will help them develop the muscles they need to be able to hold a pencil correctly, write and use scissors properly. Fine motor skills also lead to increased independence for your preschooler. Practicing these skills will allow your Lil’ to feed themselves properly, dress themselves, and groom themselves.
With that said, today’s Farm Animal Lacing activity will help your preschooler develop and strengthen their fine motor skills as they thread the animals.
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Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills
Fine Motor Skills
- Coordinate the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
- Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination
Print and cut out the Farm Animal Lacing cards.
Use a hole punch to punch the holes on each card.
Use yarn to thread the cards.
- To avoid fraying, you could use a spare shoe lace or use a lighter (adults only) to melt one end of the yarn.
For durability, I laminated my cards, but this is a totally OPTIONAL step. This required cutting, punching the holes, laminating, and then cutting and punching again. If you only cut and punch the holes once, the laminating sheet will peel off.
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