It's the most wonderful time of the year! There are so many ways to get fine and gross motor skills into a session. This is an activity that was shared with me from one of our fantastic COTAs- Madison! Today's activity can be adapted to different skill levels and can be used for a wide range of classrooms.
Making Cinnamon Salt Dough ornaments requires a variety of skills: reading, measuring, sequencing, movements of the arms/fingers/hands, turn taking, making choices (which cookie cutter to use), using your senses (touch, vision, smelling, etc.), motor planning, core stability, and can be done at a standing station, standing on a wedge, or as a walking journey to separate stations. Please see the recipe below!
A few tips for this project:
1. You could read a book first like: "The Gingerbread Pirates"