- Is able to run.
- Play red light green light. Attach a red hexagon with the word "Stop" to one side of a jumbo craft stick and a green circle with the word, "Go" on the other. Tell the child to run across the room (or outside) when they see the green "Go" circle and to stop when they see the red hexagon.
- Is able to walk a straight line.
- Tape a straight line on the floor (or use a 2x4) and pretend to be an acrobat in the circus and walk the balance beam.
- Is able to jump.
- Is able to hop.
- Children love to pretend to be animals. Have them hop like a kangaroo or jump like a frog.
- Is able to alternate feet walking down stairs.
- Is able to march.
- March around the room to "The ants go marching" or "Marching in the big parade".
- Claps hands.
- Is able to stand on one foot for 5-10 seconds.
- Is able to walk backwards for five feet.
- Practice all of the above skills with your preschooler. Have mommy and me time. Find some preschool cds on my music page to dance to and play along.
- Is able to throw a ball.
- Play hot potato or practice shooting hoops.
- Pastes objects.
- Matches simple objects.
- Touches fingers.
- Able to button a garment.
- Builds with blocks.
- Completes simple puzzles
(5 pieces or less).
- Draws and colors beyond
a simple scribble.
- Learn To Draw (BillyBear4Kids.com)
- Able to zip a zipper.
- Controls pencil and crayon well.
- Cuts simple shapes.
- Tracing/Cutting Templates (EnchantedLearning.com)
- Handles scissors well.
- Able to copy simple shapes.
- Trace and Color Shapes (TLSBooks.com)
- Great Motor Skills Ideas (universalpreschool.com)
- Fine Motor Skills Worksheets (TLSBooks.com)
- Fine Motor Skills (thevirtualvine.com)