April 8, 2014

Fine Motor Alphabet Match for Spring

Preschool Activity for Spring - ABC Match

Fine motor lowercase and capital letter match for spring

I think it's safe to say that we've gotten our money's worth out of these foam flowers!  They have been the perfect manipulative for J-Bug's preschool activities this spring.  We've used them on our alphabet sticky wall and for our alphabet flower hunt.  Today I'm sharing how we used them for a fine motor alphabet match.  Since I already had the foam flowers and the clothespins with letters, no prep time was needed for this simple preschool activity.

Preschool activity for spring - fine motor ABC match

How to Set Up a Fine Motor Alphabet Match

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Alphabet clothespins - DIY manipulative for preschool and kindergarten

I made these alphabet clothespins two and a half years ago, and we still use them regularly.  For this preschool activity J-Bug (4) grabbed a flower from the top of the stack and found the matching clothespin.  The flowers had lowercase letters written on them, and the clothespins had capital letters.

Fine motor preschool activity for spring - uppercase and lowercase letter match

Attaching clothespins is a simple yet effective exercise for building fine motor skills.  When we first started using them J-Bug really struggled.  It was cool watching him easily squeeze them and match the letters now that he is a little older.

Fine motor alphabet match - preschool activity for spring

As he match a letter set J-Bug sang, "The P says /p/, the P says /p/, every letter makes a sound, the P says /p/.

Preschool activity for spring - fine motor alphabet match

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