Wednesday, 3 February 2016

February practical life trays

February practical life and fine motor activities for preschoolers and toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood, #practicallife, #montessoriactivities, #preschoolactivities,

Wait, what? It's February? Already? Yes, yes it is! That means it's time for another monthly look at what we are doing as far as practical life and fine motor activities! 

These types of works are a good way to practice important skills as well as build up hand eye coordination and muscles in the hands. I rotate these types of works every 2-3 days. Y does them fairly quickly, but frequently as he still enjoys them. I love that these types of works are very, very quick to set up and easy to rotate. 

Because Y is older and has mastered most of the skills these activities focus on, I have started adding some extra elements to these types of works. For example, adding sandpaper numbers to a beading work causes him to move more slowly and take him time instead of quickly beading and moving on. These elements also add intrigue for him.

Tonging red pom poms into a heart ice cube tray  

February practical life and fine motor activities for preschoolers and toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood, #practicallife, #montessoriactivities, #preschoolactivities,

Tonging pom poms from one bowl to another


February practical life and fine motor activities for preschoolers and toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood, #practicallife, #montessoriactivities, #preschoolactivities,

Punching and gluing practice

February practical life and fine motor activities for preschoolers and toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood, #practicallife, #montessoriactivities, #preschoolactivities,

Sandpaper numbers and pom poms 

February practical life and fine motor activities for preschoolers and toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood, #practicallife, #montessoriactivities, #preschoolactivities,

Using fingers to sort red and pink paper

February practical life and fine motor activities for preschoolers and toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood, #practicallife, #montessoriactivities, #preschoolactivities,

Pouring water into two bowls 

Remember to provide a sponge or small towel in case there are spills! 

February practical life and fine motor activities for preschoolers and toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood, #practicallife, #montessoriactivities, #preschoolactivities,

Tweezing feathers 

February practical life and fine motor activities for preschoolers and toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood, #practicallife, #montessoriactivities, #preschoolactivities,

Placing beads on pipe cleaners with sandpaper numbers

February practical life and fine motor activities for preschoolers and toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood, #practicallife, #montessoriactivities, #preschoolactivities,

Arranging cookie cutters by size 

Shhh! I snuck a bit of math in there! However, this work ensures that little ones have to use a pincer grasp to move the cookie cutter - thus working on their fine motor skills! 


February practical life and fine motor activities for preschoolers and toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood, #practicallife, #montessoriactivities, #preschoolactivities,

Cutting tulle 


February practical life and fine motor activities for preschoolers and toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood, #practicallife, #montessoriactivities, #preschoolactivities,

Flower arranging 

February practical life and fine motor activities for preschoolers and toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood, #practicallife, #montessoriactivities, #preschoolactivities,


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