Sunday, October 11, 2015

Cheerio Acorns - Fine Motor Craft for Toddlers & Preschoolers

My favorite crafts are those that can be done with materials we already have on hand, and with little or no prep work. My daycare kids had so much fun with these Cheerio acorns and we were able to work on some important skills!
  Cheerio Acorns - fine motor craft for toddlers and preschoolers 

For this craft, we used: (affiliate links provided for your convenience)
Brown Markers
Glue    Cheerio Acorns - fine motor craft for toddlers and preschoolers

I drew an acorn with brown marker for each of the kids.  They then used glue to trace the outline of the acorn. Squeezing the glue helps them work on the hand muscles that they will need for writing. It also helps with hand-eye coordination and attention to lines. Cheerio Acorns - fine motor craft for toddlers and preschoolers Once the glue was on, the kids got to work placing all of their Cheerios. I promised the kids that they could eat the leftover Cheerios so they were pretty good about finishing their craft before digging in.
   

 The finished products ranged from completely covered to perfect acorns to pages dotted with Cheerios, and that is perfectly okay. The point of this craft is to give kids an opportunity to work on their fine motor skills, to review the color brown, and to work on new vocabulary as we discuss acorns and Fall activities. The process is much more important than the finished product.
  Cheerio Acorns - fine motor craft for toddlers and preschoolers

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