Colorful fine motor play in preschool

The children have been exploring this wonderful color matching game….


Here’s another fine motor game you can try with your students!


The game board was colored with markers then laminated and the clothespins were painted to match each color…

The children simply used their fingers to squeeze a clothespin and clip it on to the matching color on the wheel…

It is a wonderful way to work with color recognition, matching, counting, and fine motor skills. One little boy even discovered that the clothespins could be hooked together to make animals…

And this child discovered that he could make AB patterns with the clothespins…

We also discovered that we could put more than one clothespin on each color then count them!

Leave it to the kids to find 101 uses for any type of manipulative set out for their play!

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

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With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

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