I'm always looking for fun ways to teach functional classroom skills, like using paperclips. Simply paper-clipping a stack of papers together is not all that fun or interesting, so I had one of my students create letter hearts to work on spelling words. This makes studying spelling words more fun, too!
- colored paper
- Have the student cut small hearts out of colored paper.
- Label the hearts with letters that can be used to spell student's spelling words.
- Read a spelling word to the student.
- The student must locate the hearts with the letters needed to spell the word and then paperclip the hearts to a piece of paper.
- bilateral coordination
- fine motor dexterity
- eye hand coordination
- visual discrimination
- scissor skills