Inside: Fine motor activity for Kindergarten.
Need a fine motor activity for your Kindergartener?
Here is a simple way for your Kindergartener to practice hand control.
Even better? Kindergarteners love tying knots. – Fascinating, isn’t it? Hand my Kindergartener some ribbon and he will tie knots for a solid 20 minutes.
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Pencil grip starts here.
The best way to improve pencil grip is to do fine motor activities such as tying knots.
Basically, the stronger the hands, the better the grip!
In fact, you can read all about the stages of pencil grip here.
Why is this fine motor activity best for Kindergarteners?
I like to think more about stages than I ages.
Typically, Kindergarteners are at a stage where they are ready for more focus. They have saved the pumpkins with tweezers and put stickers on snack bags. Kindergarteners are ready to take fine motor activities to the “next level”.
Tying knots takes muscle control and hand-eye coordination. This is a tall order for preschoolers that they may not be ready for.
Tying knots is fun and the set up is simple.
Here, my kindergarten and I sat down with a long piece of ribbon.
I know that my Kindergartener still needs time with me to bond. He is in the middle of a huge transition, and it is important for us to find ways to connect in between the chaos. – Kind of like when we played GIANT Tic-Tac-Toe.
He took a ribbon, and I sat on the other side with another ribbon.
Together, we tied knots and had a hoot showing one another the knots we made.
It was simple. It was fine motor practice. It was FUN.
What comes after this fine motor activity?
Learning to tie a shoe, of course!
I found this great song to help teach my Kindergartener. Now we just need to get some shoes with laces. ?
Take a listen here:
Grab a ribbon, and try this with your Kindergartener today!