In this Preschool Shapes Activities for April resource, preschoolers will learn shapes while building fine motor skills with fun, hands-on activities! Fine motor skills developed between 2 – 5 years of age are crucial for pre-writing and writing. These skills are introduced, built upon, and mastered with shapes in this pack!
18 shapes and lines are included.
Full page and 2/page options.
- Half Circle
•Bilateral coordination skills.
•Controlled small motor movements.
•1 finger pointing/tracing builds manipulation.
•Builds hand and finger strength.
•Hand control and grasping. Pincer grip.
•Fine motor development.
•Bilateral coordination. 1 hand working a tool.
There are 4 activities that address specific skills. Each activity has differentiated instructions for introduction, improvement and mastering each skill.
Activity #1 – Trace the shape with your finger. Add sensory for more fun.
Activity #2 – Make the shape with play dough.
Activity #3 – Cover the shape lines with manipulatives.
Activity #4 – Trace with a tool.
*ALL PAGES CAN BE USED WITH EACH ACTIVITY.
I recommend laminating each page for multiple uses. You can print additional pages to keep a record of progress or send home. Activity #4 is good for this.
*ALL SKILLS USED IN THESE ACTIVITIES ARE ESSENTIAL PRE-WRITING SKILLS.
Each activity has a list of skills that are being addressed along with shape identification, formation, and following directions.
*MOST MATERIALS USED YOU ALREADY HAVE AT HOME.
I try to keep costs low and love reusing things. The list of manipulatives is simply a suggestion. Any small object that your child can pinch to pick up will work. Use what they are interested in, what keeps their attention, align it with the theme you are using. (Green theme – use green gems or pom-poms).
These fine motor activities are perfect for centers, student teachers, parent helpers, as morning work, sensory tables, early finishers, small group, an independent center option, homeschool, preschool, or for a substitute.