As early math and literacy skills begin to take priority, we can sometimes forget that fine motor development is equally important. As parents and early childhood educators, it can be tricky to find activities that aid fine motor development while our kiddos are also learning math or literacy or both. And that is why I love – absolutely LOVE – pegboards. CLICK HERE to download a sample activity pack.
Not only are kiddos learning colors and new vocabulary, but they are also practicing one-to-one correspondence, building patterns, counting as well as basic addition and subtraction. On top of all that, they are also strengthening the tiny muscles in their fingers in preparation for writing and pencil control. And lots of other tasks that require good development on hand and finger muscles.
My Back to School Peg Board packet includes 12 pictures to build and 2 differentiated worksheets for each picture. The first worksheet is a half page response page where children trace and write the focus word and then color the dots on a peg board of their own. The second worksheet is a q-tip page where children re-create the picture on the pegboard.
Happy Teaching 🙂
If you would like to purchase the Back to School Pegboard packet, click here or on the image below.