These are some of the activities I have planned for today. Please note that most activities are geared towards younger children, but can also be adapted for older children. I try to note any different possibilities for each activity.
They are sorted by major skill category, but may work for multiple categories. Also, I have noted the theme each activity covers after the title in (blue parentheses).
Fine Motor Skills:
- Print out a giant number 1 or many number 1s on a sheet of 8 1/2" by 11" paper. Have the kids trace the number 1 with their finger, crayons, pencils, or whatever you have. (number 1)
- Print out a giant hollow number 1 and let the kids color it in any way they choose. (number 1)
- Take a shallow pan or tray and fill it with sugar, rice, or pudding. Let the kids trace the number 1 with their fingers or a stick. (number 1)
- Look for the number 1 wherever you go (books you read, signs you see, cereal boxes, etc). Let the kids point them out first, but if they need some encouragement you can chime in, especially if it's in an unusual font.
- Count 1 of objects throughout the day (1 banana, 1 book, 1 car, 1 mirror, etc)
- Teach the kids the number 1 in sign language.
- Rooster's Off To See The World by Eric Carle