Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Easter pin punching printables

With all of the chaos surrounding my broken leg and surgery and general upheaval going on in our lives right now, I have kind of let our Easter activities slip by. I was really looking forward to preparing some lovely themed shelves. 

Unfortunately, because of the chaos, I am going to scale down a bit. Need to be a bit practical after all. I do have a few activities for toddlers prepped though for my little niece so I will definitely share those with all of you. 

As for Y, I am going to keep it simple. Today, I am very excited to share our pin punching printables! Luckily, I had these already prepared in advance so I was able to get them up quickly. In the coming days, I need to get myself organized and get more up (again, depending on news regarding surgery). 

The activities that I have already prepped though have been so useful because Y has chicken pox. Guys, eek. April is really starting out as a tough month for us. I really hope we get a little bit of a break soon with this craziness because hubby and I are exhausted. 

Actually, even with being so exhausted, I am super excited that I have figured out how to do laundry with my cast and wheelchair. Guys, it's not easy, but the never ending pile of wash has been driving me absolutely mad. I'm happy to be able to tackle it now. 

Okay, back to activities! Here are our Easter themed pin punching printables! A cute little way to get a bit of prewriting work done all in a fun Easter theme! 

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Easter Activities: 

Easter Pin punching


Age: Yvann is 4 years old. This depends on your level of comfort with your child's use of a push pin. 

Why: This work is wonderful for developing hand eye coordination in children. It helps to strengthen muscles in the hand and prepares your child for  writing. Additionally, works like these strengthen concentration! 

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What you need 
  • Pin puncher
  • Foam or board for placing paper on 
  • Tray for presentation 
  • Printables or paper for punching 

How 

I present these works with the push pin in a separate bowl or tray. This is convenient as the push pin does not move around on the tray too much when my son carries the tray.

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The idea with this work is very simple - the child uses a push pin to cut out the image on the cards along the dashed lines. Then, the child may choose to decorate the image by coloring it, placing stickers on it, or gluing decorative pieces onto it. Y does any combination of the above!

Works like this really are a great test of patience and work beautifully to strengthen children's hands. 

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A note on safety: Our push pin is not sharp and is large. Using a large push pin is very important, especially with younger children. Small push pins should not be used with children that still place objects in their mouths. Even with larger push pins, please monitor your children when conducting works like this! It is important that they do not place push pins in their mouths! 

Get your set!


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Includes: 
  • 16 Easter Themed Pin Punching Cards


Some supplies that may help


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