BUILDING TOWERS AND BUILDING MUSCLES …
A great way to help grow cutting skills and spacial recognition as well as awareness of shapes is to give the children different colours and textures of wall paper or scrap-book paper and encourage them to use shapes such as triangles and squares to make a picture of a house.
Yesterday as I was cleaning my craft cupboard once again, the kids pulled out the curlers and started to make structures with them.
I love it when they just get creative!
The curlers actually connect quite well. I am thinking on buying some more and filling up a small bucket so the kids can use them in our block center.
This activity promotes good hand eye co-ordination. The kids enjoyed hammering golf tees into an old styrofoam cooler I kept that was left over from summer.
As the kids bang-bang-bang on the tees they get a real sense of accomplishment because the golf tees are just the right size to hit and they go in to the styrofoam quite nicely. You need a bit of force but not much.
Once they use all the tees they pull them out and start over again.