A List Maker's Life: Mighty Fine Motor Practice

Monday, January 26, 2009

Mighty Fine Motor Practice

The latest preschool activity swap is in, and it's loaded with great to inspire winter fun (and future posts). We opened up our first one today, filled with all the goodies to create Valentine placemats!

large piece of construction paper
paper doilies
tissue paper (this is key!)
glue sticks

1. Begin by tearing the tissue paper into small pieces
2. Collage the tissue pieces to create a background for the placemat design
3. Add additional embellishments
4. Choose a valentine phrase to finish your creation
5. Cover front and back of the placemat with contact paper

What's to love about this project?
~The tissue tearing & arranging made this activity hold the kids' attention for more than the typical 2 minutes most art projects last.
~The tearing and peeling sticker backings is great fine motor practice for little fingers
~Easy, peasy set up & clean up!
~The placemats are a cute addition to our valentine house.

Activity courtesy of Jodi S.


  1. Wow you are funny! Thanks for the acknowledgement. :)

  2. Cute! My little girl would love this!

  3. Very cute. I have all of the materials.


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