A phrase that is used frequently in preschool is Fine Motor. This is an extremely important skill for 3 and 4 year olds to practice and practice and practice some more! Fine Motor skills are those that work the small muscles in their hands. They are used for things that we grownups take for granted each day, for example; using eating utensils, buttoning our shirt, sipping our coat, and writing our name.
We do lots of activities each week that help our students build these skills so that we can prepare them for independent activities such as the ones listed above!
This activity is a fun one as we work our small finger muscles to pick up tiny pom poms with small tongs and transfer them without using our other hand at all! Our students loved it!