Cotton Buds Art
This activity is great at practicing pincer-grasp, a fine motor skill that is important towards the ability to hold a pencil for writing. According to The Education Department Of The Victoria State Government, fine motor development is essential for children’s emergent and later writing skills. (https://www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/professionals/learning/ecliteracy/emergentliteracy/Pages/finemoto.aspx#link98)
To do the activity, download a dot art template from the internet, prepare cotton buds and water colour. Show the children how to dip the tip of the cotton buds into the water colour and fill in the dots on the art template using the buds.
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