It’s time to follow the rainbow and find the pot of gold!! St. Patrick’s Day Activities are in full force and this FREE Leprechaun Activities pack- packs a punch addressing both fine motor skills and cutting skills.
First, we will see why fine motor skills are important. Next, we will take a peek at some St. Patrick’s Day activities where kids can work on their fine motor skills. Lastly, we will take those fine motor skills to the next level by using them in a Leprechaun cutting activity. In the end, you will have access to 4 pages of FREE ST. Patrick’s Day printables with fun activities that require minimal preparation. Let’s get started!
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Why are fine motor skills important?
Fine motor skills are when we use the small muscles in our hands and wrists. Activities that work on the coordination and strength of these small muscles help with grasping items, manipulating tools like scissors and pencils, completing fasteners like buttons and zippers, and eating! In other words, fine motor skills are important for a child’s development! HERE is a quick breakdown of some fine motor milestones to keep in mind.
Activities like the ones in this packet help improve fine motor skills.
Next, let’s see what St. Patrick’s Day Fine Motor Activities are included!
In this pack, you will get 2 fine motor sheets: Each sheet has 15 circles. Buttons, pennies, stamps, poms with tongs, or stickers, can be used! The smaller the buttons, the bigger the challenge! Spread the manipulatives around on the table and you can also address other skills like scanning and crossing midline! You could also increase the difficulty by making it a penny flipping challenge! Have your child place the pennies heads up in the circles and see how fast they can flip them over to tails. So many options!
Lastly, let’s work on a Leprechaun cutting activity!
Now that we have warmed up our hands by completing the Leprechaun Fine Motor Activities, let’s put them to practice! The final 2 pages in this FREE St. Patrick’s Day pack allow children to work on improving cutting skills. Page 3 has a Leprechaun face. Page 4 has a variety of eyes, noses, and mouths to choose from. There’s some simpler and more difficult shapes depending on your child’s cutting skills. You can also cut around the shapes to decrease the paper size making it easier for your child to manage as they cut. Have your child glue the face they cut on the Leprechaun. So fun to see all the options! Below are a few examples:
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