Hands-on Activities for Primary Learning

Hands-on Activities for Primary Learning
The Bag Ladies: Karen Simmons and Cindy Guinn
Excerpted, with permission from

PRIMARY-and-PERFECT cover.jpgThe primary-grade child loves to learn and have fun with hands-on activities. These activities help students at an early age learn to follow directions, use fine-motor skills, and apply skills in a creative project that they are proud to take home and demonstrate.

When making a project, have part of it already completed for your students. You can also use a buddy system in which older children come to your room once a month to work with your class. Keep the directions simple and short as students begin by watching you before they start creating themselves. As you show a step in making the project, tell students that they have to sit in a “listening” position,” watch you demonstrate slowly, and cannot begin the project until you say, “Now you!”

Here is a fun, hands-on activity to try with your K-2 students.


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