Shamrocks & Rainbows - Fine Motor Skill Practice

Posted on March 7, 2015 | By debbie
Fine Motor Skill Practice for St. Patrick's Day
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We are never disappointed with the super cute ideas Debbie features over at Rainbows Within Reach! Take, for example, the following two ideas - perfect for St. Patrick's Day and a little fine motor skill practice.

Shamrock 'Lucky Charms'

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Stickers
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Provide each student with a shamrock shape pre-cut from green foam. You will also need a large assortment of peel-off shamrock stickers. Try to find different patterns, colors and embellishments for added interest (glitter, plaid, gold, shiny, etc.). Then have your students get to decorating! Peeling off the backs of the stickers will be great fine motor pratice for your youngsters.

If you happen to have a 'seasonal' tree in your classroom, add the completed shamrocks for a St. Patrick's Day touch! You could also hang them from your classroom ceiling to display your kiddos hard work.

Shamrock Seasonal Tree for St. Patrick's Day
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Rainbow Collage

To add a little color to your St. Patrick's Day festivities, have your students help you complete a rainbow collage! You will need to start with bulletin board paper in the colors of the rainbow (purple, red, orange, yellow, green and blue). Cut the paper into the shape of a rainbow and adhere it to a classroom wall or bulletin board.

Then, have your kiddos practice their cutting and pasting skills by finding and cutting out pictures from magazines to coordinate with the colors of the rainbow. What a cute and colorful idea!!

Side Note: You may want to assign each child a color so you don't end up with only blue photos.
St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Collage
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Be sure to stop by Rainbows Within Reach to check out Debbie's incredible blog! Just make sure you have a little time on your hands - you are definitely going to want to spend it looking around!

About debbie

Debbie Clement has written and recorded over 100 original songs for children. She has created three traditional picture books as author/illustrator where her song's lyrics become the text of her book. She speaks around the country at conferences for teachers, librarians and parents on the significance of the Arts as they relate to early literacy and of course her favorite thing is to make school visits. She is the founder of the weekly Twitter chat at the hashtag #TeacherFriends, where she moder