Developing fine motor skills is an important part of your preschoolers’ preparation for kindergarten. Because these skills take time, patience, and practice, it helps to have a variety of activities to keep your preschooler engaged. This crafty caterpillar project will have your child cutting, painting, drawing, and manipulating small objects to create a fuzzy friend! This combination of techniques makes this a perfect pursuit for strengthening your child's fine motor skills. Mastering essential skills has never been so much fun!
What You Do:
- Use the scissors to help your child cut the egg carton in half lengthwise.
- Turn the carton upside down and help your child poke two short pieces of pipe cleaner through one end to create antennae.
- Have your child use markers to draw a face on the front of the caterpillar. Ask him to decorate the caterpillar’s body with markers or paint.
Did You Know?
A group of caterpillars is called an army.
Consider having your child design an adorable army of caterpillars, using different colors and drawing techniques. He can display them in his room for visiting friends to admire!