Thursday, August 15, 2013

Using Glass Stones for Fine Motor, Math and Letter Skills

We love glass stones, or as we call them "Dragon Tears".  You can find them in the floral section and we get them at the Dollar Tree. Sometimes I bury them in the sandbox for the kids to discover, sometimes in a tub of water and they are fun to use in play dough too!

I made up these cards by cutting out cereal and other food boxes.  Then I wrote shapes and letters on them.  The kids placed the dragon tears on the lines, encouraging fine motor and letter recognition skills.

I also put out ice cube trays for the kids to sort them into.  They would count, sort and then dump them out and start over. 

I would love to know how you all use these pretty little glass stones. 

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