How many times a day do you hear the phrase, “I’m hungry!” ?? It seems like that’s all I hear all. day. long. One afternoon the kids were extremely hungry. again. and I put together this quick little activity and snack combined.
We practiced a few skills (letter identification, letter matching, visual scanning, eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills) while we enjoyed a little letter snack!
Letter Matching Activity for Kids
I used a sheet of paper and quickly wrote out the lower case letters of the alphabet. Our snack was a little cup of alphabet cookies. We matched up the upper case letters to the lower case letters. This was a great activity for my preschooler. Little Guy (age 5) was so quick to match the letters (mostly because he wanted to eat them)! Baby Girl (age 2 and 1/2) had some trouble with identifying the upper case letters, but we haven’t really worked on that yet. This is a great activity to introduce letter identification for younger preschoolers. The cookie incentive is sweet!
Mom only snuck a few cookies.
Visual Scanning Activity for Kids
Fine Motor Activity for Kids
Picking up those cookies and laying them flat on the paper is a fun way to practice fine motor skills. Don’t let those cookies crumble by pinching too hard! Children will use a tip to tip grasp to pick up the cookies from the table surface, may tuck one or a few cookies into their palms, and transfer the cookies one at a time (hopefully!) into their mouths. What a great fine motor experience!
Hand-Eye Coordination Activity for Kids
Hand-eye coordination is using the information received through the vision system to coordinate the hands with control, in order to complete a task, such as handwriting or catching a ball.