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Funky Fingers Day

My name is Emma and I’m a children’s activity artist and a teacher. Today we will be using our ‘funky fingers’ to do some great activities.

We have lots of muscles in our fingers and hands. When we are young, it’s really important to exercise them and learn some fun techniques that will help us to do really important things, like tying our shoelaces and zipping up our jackets.

Lets have some fun today doing lots of funky finger activities!

9.30am Activity:
Playdough Activities

We’re going to squash and squeeze, roll and splat, pinch and tear our Playdough.

Grown Ups:

Why not have a go at squashing two colours together to make a new colour. Have fun together with your child experimenting with Playdough. What different shapes can you make? How does it make you feel to squish, squash and squeeze the Playdough? This activity develops children’s fine motor skills and creativity.

10.30am Activity:

Let’s have a go at some different threading activities.


Grown Ups:

We are making a button caterpillar, a pasta necklace and number threading too. Can you think of any other things you could thread?

This supports children’s fine motor skills, creativity and number recognition.

1:30pm Activity:
Finger Painting

I love getting creative and messy too, but today we are going to do some mess free painting.


Grown Ups:

This is a great activity that you can do together with your child. Let them explore with their fingers how to mix the colours, make patterns and even make a frame for their funky finger paint creation. This activity supports children’s fine motor skills, creativity, expressive arts and design and concentration.

2:30pm Activity:
Finger Rhymes

Join me to sing and act out the finger rhyme ‘5 Little Ducks went Swimming One Day!

Grown Ups:

Together with your child use your fingers to count down as we sing one of our favourite rhymes. You can make your own finger puppets to act out this well known song. This activity supports children’s expressive arts and design and develops their fine motor skills too.

If you've finished these and still have time for fun...

Make some Origami Finger Puppets.

Read the Busy Hands poem.

Story time:
The Snow Witch by Sarah Griffiths

Snuggle up for this lovely story by Sarah Griffiths.




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