Below are some ideas to help support your child's fine and gross motor skills.
Don't forget all areas of learning can be incorporated into these activities... For example; Counting how many jumps. How does your body feel after exercise?. If it goes wrong try again and get better at it! Talk about what the children have done and why! Encourage them to extend their learning by asking how they might do it differently next time....
Count with your child as they add the Cheerios. Use different sizes of cereals and talk about biggest and smallest. Bend your pipe cleaners into different shapes.. long and thin, round , square, triangle. Use this as an opportunity to talk about shape, size and number. Who might eat this in your garden? Get your child to think about the animals that might visit in the day or at night! If it is in a tree which animals will eat it ... but if it's on the ground which other creatures might visit? If you don't have pipe cleaners you can always use wool or string (Top Tip: Dip the end of the wool or string in candle wax to make it firmer and easier to use).
Simple and brilliant way to build up core muscle strength, which the children all need to embark on their journey towards writing ! If you don't have a broom then give them a small brush and if you don't have a small brush get them to use their feet, hands or even chin to move the objects. Put down the tape and scatter an assortment of objects. You could make a number of tape boxes and get the children to sort the objects into colours, sizes, vehicles and animals, or tell them to sweep everything into the square, triangle or circle. The options are endless!!
This could keep them busy for a very long time!