Fine Motor Pasta Pasting
By Kindergartens, children will be asked to print many upper- and lowercase letters. They will also be asked to master fine motor skills such as gluing with accuracy.
Fine motor skills:
- Control small muscles in your preschooler's hands
- Coordinate eye-hand movement
- Drawing, gluing, writing, cutting
Allow your preschooler to practice Upper- and lowercase letters at home. Supplies needed are a paper bag, sharpie, glue and uncooked pasta.
You will also notice our practice took a couple of different turns. Keep in mind that this is a good thing! Exploration is a very important step for preschoolers.
As we enjoyed this activity, Grey would call out different letters for me to write, he would take the marker to write, and then the trains got involved. All components of this activity were beneficial to his learning.
Please remember that activities are to INTRODUCE, not MASTER Kindergarten Common Core Standards. Every child moves at their own pace.
Be patient with yourself and your preschooler as you introduce new concepts. Some days they will embrace your ideas, and others, not so much. It is all age appropriate and exploration is the key to success.