Save the pumpkins with this super fun fine motor Halloween activity.
Alright, Target Dollar Spot. I came, saw, and conquered. These little erasers screamed my name all the way from the diaper aisle. And because of this, Save the Pumpkins, a fine motor Halloween activity, has arrived!
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One of the most important ways to help your child hold a pencil is to strengthen hand muscles by using tongs, scissors, and movements with pliable textures such as playdough.
Save the Pumpkins forces your child in a playful way to use a pencil grip to save the pumpkins from the hot lava. – Please tell me everything your child does also revolves around not stepping on the hot lava?!? Remember, speak their language. What makes your preschooler tic?
For us, it was hot lava, and they were all over this game.
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This Halloween fine motor activity was easy and awesome.
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Are you ready for this simple setup?
First, I place pumpkin erasers on the table. Stand the pumpkins upright for a better grab.
Next, set aside one pair of tongs for each child along with a jar for each collection.
I added a quick sign stating, “Save the Pumpkins!” to help with my hot lava pitch.
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What’s happening behind the scenes with this preschool activity?
For starters, your preschooler is learning how to take creative ideas and make them their own. That sure is a lot better than a worksheet.
Your preschooler is also getting their little hands ready to hold a pencil. These tongs suggest your child use a pencil grip to pick up the pumpkins. Trust me. Your preschooler will leave no pumpkin in the lava.
Hand-eye coordination and transporting are also important skills being practiced. This helps reinforce concepts such as weight and space.
And finally, this is helping me get a minute to myself. You can use Save the Pumpkins as your next Breakfast Invitation or when it is time to make dinner.