Friday, June 18, 2010
Leaf rubbing - fine motor activity
We ended up selecting different types of leaves for a leaf rubbing activity. In a way, this ties in with the science theme of plants that his kindergarten was doing before the holidays. I thought it’d be good to show him real plants, the different parts of a plant, different plants etc to help him relate better to what was taught.
In kindergarten, a lot of what’s taught is from workbooks, or a drawing done by the teacher on the whiteboard, or from the e-teaching software projected on the wall. For this theme, she did bring the kids to the kindergarten’s garden to point out the parts of a plant.
I did the leaf rubbing activity with him because it requires the usual fine motor practice but one difference is in the way you hold the crayon.
I think this was the third or fourth time doing a leaf rubbing, over the last 2 years. It was clear that he enjoyed it the most this time. So, that makes me happy too.