This alphabet craft was lots of fun to make and involved TONS of fine motor practice as well! Our very first parent/teacher conference with Big Brother’s preschool teacher was on Monday and she indicated that he could use a bit more work with fine motor control. He’s a boy, after all. From my experience as a teacher (and a parent of two boys), it’s rare to find a young boy who doesn’t need extra fine motor practice!
Here’s what you’ll need: construction paper (black, blue, red, yellow, and orange), scissors, a glue stick, and a bendy straw.
1. Cut out the letter “F” from a black piece of construction paper.
2. Let your child cut and/or tear the red, yellow, and orange pieces of construction paper. We did a little tearing and A LOT of cutting, since we are trying to work with Big Brother on proficiently using scissors.
Our pile of fire!
3. Working in sections, add some glue (using the glue stick) to the paper. Let your child place the torn/cut pieces onto the glue. Continue until all of the letter “F” is covered.
This part came as a little bit of an after-thought…I wanted to create a “hose” with water spraying on the fire. So I just took a small section of blue construction paper and rolled it up as tightly as I could.
Then I stuck the paper roll into the end of a bendy straw and cut slits in the paper roll. I then taped the long part of the straw on the back of the “F”.