Vroom, vroom! Young kids will enjoy developing color matching and fine motor skills with this fun CARS printable activity!
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Fine motor skills are super important to develop as a young child: it is the small muscles in the fingers/hands that will do the work when writing. Working with tiny objects and tweezers use those muscles and get them ready for holding a pencil/crayon. Color matching involves visual discrimination skills and color knowledge where the child can recognize a color and then match it to the same color on the picture. Visual discrimination is an important skill when it comes to reading different letters and also to do sums (recognizing numbers)!
Print the FREE car printable and laminate it (or slide into a dry-erase sleeve) to ensure it keeps longer. Provide a variety of colorful, small objects (you can keep it to one type of item but I have found that a variety seems more interesting):
Add tweezers, tongs or a clothespin/peg that can be used to pick up the small items. TIP: To keep the small items from rolling of the surface, add a blanket/soft cloth underneath the setup. This cars activity is perfect for the "finger gym centre", or, add it to a small bag and you have a busy bag activity for when you are on-the-go, during waiting times or quiet time.
Just note that this activity is not intended for children younger than 4 or those who will explore the small items by mouth (or nose). A fun (and so colorful too!) fine motor and color matching printable activity boys and girls alike will enjoy!
This post was contributed by:
Nadia from Teach Me Mommy
Nadia is a South African mommy of two and a therapist at a elementary remedial school. She blogs over at Teach me Mommy about easy and playful activities with the aim to teach. You can follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.