March is arriving soon and we are prepared to usher the month in when this cute little lion. I love that how it implements so many fine motor skills.
- construction paper – I used orange and yellow, but your lion can be any color
- crayons, markers, or pencil
Draw a large circle on you paper or you can trace a lid or a plate as I did. Tracing is an optional skill you can incorporate.
If your child is working on scissor skills you can make lines across a piece of paper for them to cut fur for the mane. As you can see my lines aren’t perfectly parallel and that’s okay.
Cut strips of paper (fine motor) then wrap them around a pencil or marker to create curls (more fine motor).
Then glue them to the circle in a random fashion (fine motor).
Draw circles and cut them out for the ears. Glue them to the head (fine motor).
Draw circles/ovals for the eyes and a triangle for the nose (fine motor). Make speckles or lines for whiskers (fine motor).
Well….PURRRRRR. I think our lion is a lover not a fighter.
He may not look fierce but he requires fierce fine motor skills!!
Lions connect to many learning activities and books. Considering it is nearly March, many early childhood educators are looking for lambs and lions to connect to the season and weather. This lion can also be connected to the beautifully illustrated wordless book The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney. It is one of my favorites!
There are many version of this activity on the web, so if you have one on your blog, let me know in the comments and I’ll add a link.
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