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!
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.