Watching all the beautiful leaves falling from the trees in your backyard? Emma from My Little 3 and Me has an adorable way to recreate the whole scene right in the comfort of your kitchen while also working on fine motor, visual motor, and oral motor skills! As if this isn’t enough, she even has a great idea for incorporating math concepts into the activity as well. You can’t go wrong with this one! Her post includes an easy-to-follow video that gives instructions for the craft and game.
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-We started by playing the game as a math activity as described in the post at My Little 3 and Me.
-Then, I wrote letters on each of the leaves. After he blew the leaves off of the tree, he had to choose three of them and copy the letters from each leaf onto his paper. He was loving this too and even started lining the leaves up to try to spell words!
-At work, I played this with several of my kiddos who are working on writing their names. I wrote one letter of their first and last names on each leaf and after blowing the leaves off the tree, they had to sequence the letters properly and then copy onto a marker board. This offered lots of opportunities for repetition and practice – but in a fun and exciting way because they got to blow the leaves all over the table on each trial! Much more fun than just writing their names over and over!
FALL MATH GAME SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: visual motor integration, cognitive skills, prewriting skills, fine motor skills, grasp
Thanks again to Emma for the great idea! Be sure to check out more of her creative ideas for crafts, children’s play, and learning activities at My Little 3 and Me!
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