Are you looking for an apple activity to help young ones develop their fine motor skills? Whether you are a preschool teacher or a mom you are already aware that it’s important to help young ones have fun while learning. They learn so much when they are engaged, don’t they? Since they can’t stay engaged for long periods of time it’s important to make the most of each learning sessions. One way that many teachers find success with is focusing on a single subject or letter each week.
Preschool Apple Activity For Developing Fine Motor Skills Using Pipe Cleaners and Foam Shapes
For this activity you’ll need foam shaped apples. I wasn’t able to find a link to the ones in the picture, however I was able to find some that look similar although they are made from card stock. The ones I used actually came in a package similar to the ones shown here and are made from foam.
Foam Shaped Apples
Making It Fun
Help the kids punch holes in their apples or do this in advance. Then explain to your kids that the pipe cleaner is a silly worm who wants to eat the apple. It’s their job to help the “worm” do just that. Kids can weave the pipe cleaner in and out of each hole, to make it more difficult place the holes close together. This will allow them to use those fine motor skills repeatedly. For younger kids punch less holes and space them father apart.
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