As a school based pediatric occupational therapist, my job is to help students achieve their educational goals. Often my focus is improving handwriting. For preschoolers, it is getting them using their hands to explore their world and use classroom tools. For kiddos to be success, they need to have a solid foundation of fine motor and visual motor skills. This craft is not only fun to make but it promotes so many valuable skills in the process. Primarily, it is a great scissor activity.
When making the fingerprint bugs, a kiddo needs to isolate his/her index finger and use the appropriate amount of pressure to make a print. They need to place dots close together, tapping into the skill of spatial awareness, to make an ant or caterpillar. Then they get to fold and cut, coordinating their hands together with efficiency....
So glad you have joined us in our crafty little neck of the woods. It’s my job to make your job easier by providing creative ideas for you to make with your kids. Crafting together is so much more than just another thing on the “to do” list. You will be amazed at all of the benefits you receive from the simple act of making things together. No more excuses. Fill your bag and craft along!
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