It's easy to forget that you weren't born knowing how to hold a pencil. That's why it's important to find activities for children ages 2-5 that allow them to practice their fine motor control. When they roll a ball of clay, draw squiggles with chalk, or press a stamp onto a page they work all those tiny muscles in their fingers, hands, and wrists that they'll need later in life for writing, typing, building things, or playing sports. So take a look at this handy list of hands on arts and crafts that will help your preschooler develop a soft touch and a sturdy grip!
Feed the Frog is a fun way to practice counting, sorting, and fine motor skills with pretend play! My little girl had a blast pretending she was in a pond, giving treats to her amiable amphibian friend.
Here's a fun new way to practice pre-writing skills. This game was created to introduce my two-year-old to drawing lines in a fun way, but quickly realized that my five-year-old had just as much fun with it!
Monsters don't always have to be scary! My girls and I love to make these silly, not-so-scary play dough monsters whenever we get out our play dough box! These are a fun Halloween party or anytime play activity and craft.