We are reflecting on the book Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do as we hang each professions uniform on our DIY Clothesline. This preschool activity is a book companion and will help your child work on their fine motor skills. Fine motor skills are something we talk about often, but why, what is the value in working on fine motor skills?

Well, fine motor skills allow your preschooler to manipulate an object with precision and accuracy. This means your child will be able to manipulate a pencil to write, it also helps with skills like tying shoelaces, getting dressed by themselves, and eating with utensils (without a mess). So basically, fine motor skill practice benefits your child academically as they will be able to write and they lead to personal independence.

This activity is from our My Community themed preschool unit. You can find all the details of the unit here or you can go ahead and purchase it here

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Reading

  • Make personal connection to text

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Reading

  • Make personal connection to text

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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*Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do Book Companion

Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do Hanging Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do copy

*Straws

*Play Doh

*Yarn

*Clothespins

*Scissors

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    Step #1
    Print and cut out our Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do Book Companion Hanging Template.
    Step #2

    Tie a piece of yarn to a straw. Tie the other end of the yarn to a different straw.

    Step #3

    Stick each straw in a ball of Play Doh and stick them to a table to create a clothesline.

    Step #4

    Use clothes pins to hang the clothes to the clothesline.

    Step #5

    As you hang each outfit to the clothesline identify the community member who wears it.

    Teacher Tip

    If the straws are not sturdy enough, you could tie the yarn to two chairs and create a clothesline between the chairs.

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