At the beginning of the year we teach the kiddos a song and show them how to conserve glue by just making little dots. I just redid the glue practice sheet. Click on the picture to get yours. Each child practices placing one little dot on each circle they see. It is good fine motor practice as well.
Once they learn the song, don't be surprised if when you are working on another gluing activity someone will start it and they will all sing along. Click on the pic for the song.
A little dot of glue holds a lot!!
We also have another activity called ladybug drops of glue. More on that one later when we get the kids. They don't start till next week. I was just redoing some first week activities.
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