10:41 AM

I've received questions about homeschooling a Prek-K and a 3yo and what the younger one does while the older is working with me. Well, this is what I have to say ... FINE MOTOR SKILLS. I'm not even kidding. This is HUGE. Fine motor is the refining of movement, so there are TONS of things that can be done to work on it. 

Today, we focused on colors and sorting. This is what we did. I had play dough, spaghetti noodles, and Aldi's version of fruit loops. 
**I'm not against name brand, my son is just allergic to yellow food coloring #6**
Anyways ... this was a quick set up.
  • Spaghetti noodles (I used 4 noodles in all)
  • Playdough balls (one for each color)
  • Fruit Loops
I always have my little 3yo help with the set-up if she is capable. It helps with other skills 😃

  1. Make small (marble size) playdough balls for each color to be sorted.
  2. Place the spaghetti noodles into the balls of playdough (have more on hand for when your little one snaps them accidentally🙈
  3. Give your little one a small bowl of Fruit Loops.
  4. Your little one will sor the colors by placing the pieces onto each noodle.
When she finished, we talked about which color had the most/least/etc.We then counted each column to figure it out. We arranged the columns from least to greatest and greatest to least. Finally, we sorted the columns into rainbow order.

Y'all. This is such a great activity for sorting. Keep an eye out for another post on how to use this simple activity for other concepts.

Don't forget to tag me @ForTheTeacher on IG if you post pictures!

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