I use these types of hands-on activities in my early childhood special education classroom to help my students practice basic skills while using their fine motor skills. It helps them remain focused, too!
These activities also make wonderful work tasks for students who are participating in work systems, especially students with autism. They make fun busy bags for homeschoolers or for travel. They make great independent centers in a traditional preschool or elementary classroom, as well.
You do not have to use these cards with just clothespins. You can also use:
- Dry erase markers
- Play dough
- Colored contact paper circles
- Anything you can think of that can be reused!
Simply print, cut and laminate to create a work task that will last all year – and even from year to year!
This activity was designed for an Early Childhood classroom but it also aligns to the Kindergarten common core:
K.RF.3A-B: Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.