Create Fine-Motor Shapes from Craft Foam

Thanks for joining us for another day of the “Learn with Your Craft Stash” series! Today we’re sharing learning activities for craft foam. Join with me to create these fine-motor shapes from craft foam. I love craft foam because it’s more sturdy than paper, but still very easy for kids to cut through.

These fine-motor shapes are so easy to create and are great for learning about colors and shapes with preschoolers.

Materials needed for Foam Shapes from Craft Foam:

Craft foam

Scissors

Paper punch

Pipe cleaners (or string)

These fine-motor shapes are so easy to create and are great for learning about colors and shapes with preschoolers.

To create the fine-motor shapes, simply cut the shape out of the craft foam. Depending on the age and abilities of your child, you can choose simple shapes, such as a square or more complex shapes, such as hexagons.

If you are using pipe cleaners for threading you can base the size of your shape on the length of the pipe cleaner or have your child use multiple pipe cleaners for threading.

I like to use pipe cleaners for threading because they hold their position better than string and are easier for a child to manipulate. Of course, a small child would need to be supervised while using them so they don’t hurt themselves with the pointy ends.

These fine-motor shapes are so easy to create and are great for learning about colors and shapes with preschoolers.

Punch holes around the perimeter of the shapes. Fewer holes for younger children and more holes for older children.

To thread, push the pipe cleaner through the first hole until 1/2″ from the end. Then fold the end of the pipe cleaner, so that it won’t easily come through the hole. Then continue threading to the end of the shape.

These fine-motor shapes are so easy to create and are great for learning about colors and shapes with preschoolers.

That’s it! Super easy, fast and fun for the kids!

Here are some other learning activities we have done with craft foam:

Create a farm animal collage with foam stickers!We had so much fun playing with the stars this week! These counting & matching star activities for preschoolers are so great!

Graphing is so much more fun when it involves stickers! This farm graphing activity is so easy to prepare and so much fun!A few stickers and the free printable dice is all you need to make this super fun game for learning colors! Perfect for preschoolers!

Be sure to check out the other great activities in the “Learn with your Craft Stash” series!

Learning with craft supplies is so much fun! 100+ ways to learn with your craft stash!!

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