Read Along Fine Motor Activity: Swirl by Swirl

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The illustrations in Joyce Sidman’s Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature are stunning. The celebrated poet collaborated with award winning illustrator, Beth Krommes and together produced a book telling the story of a spiral.

Read Along Fine Motor Activity Swirl by Swirl

Swirl by Swirl reads like a simple story yet delivers poignant information and early learning opportunities. I love reading nature books to my Little Miss, it is like taking a field trip without leaving home. This book is a beautiful work of art and should be a welcome addition to any home!fine motor activity

Inspired by the bright, bold pictures, I went ahead and whipped up some of Nicci’s Quick No Cook Play Dough and we set to work rolling, cutting and making spirals. Play dough is one of the most versatile learning/play tools I have learned to make at home.

play dough fine motor activity

After reading the book, we went through each of the pages and examined the different spirals. We talked about where else we might find spirals around our environment.

toddler fine motor activity

We did our own versions and collected them on a tray. My Little Lady practiced her fine motor skills – it was the perfect opportunity for rolling, cutting, measuring, chopping, comparing colors and sizes.

play dough preschool activity

Lots of pretty spirals!

read along play dough activity

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