There's so much debate in the daycare and preschool world about process vs. product. Parents want to see adorable products and most teachers agree that the end result really is obsolete because the learning is in doing and creating. I love this activity, because its all about the process. The kids really had no instructions other than to create a Wocket. Their Wocket could look however they wished and they loved it!
I put together this tray using lots of supplies we had in our craft closet. I have to thank Craftprojectideas.com for generously supplying us with so many of these. They have tons of great ideas for easy crafts on their website and Instagram pages. On our tray, I included (affiliate links included for your convenience):
Wooden Doll Pins
We read the book There's a Wocket in My Pocket! and then I set the kids loose to create.
Manipulating the various supplies is great for developing fine motor skills. Also, squeezing glue bottles is a great way to strengthen hand muscles that are necessary for later writing skills.
For some of the kids, I found it was easier to give them a paintbrush and let them "paint" the glue from their bottles rather than trying to squeeze it out.
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