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Clothespin Games are two-fold in their purpose. They can address target learning skills and they are great for strengthening fine motor skills in little hands. Plus, clothespins are cheap! You can find them at the dollar stores in the laundry supplies. I prefer the wooden clothespins because they can be written on to address skills.
There are a variety of ways to make simple clothespin games:
- ABC Order: Label clothespins A-Z and have kids pin them to a hanger in the correct order.
- Number Order: Label clothespins 1-20 and have kids pin them to a hanger in the correct order.
- Spelling: Use the A-Z clothespins to spell names, sight words, etc.
- Word Families: Use the A-Z clothespins when working on word families. Have kids change the first letter to change the words.
- The Adventures of Bear ~ Clothespin Color Game
- The Adventures of Bear ~ Clothespin Spelling
- The Adventures of Bear ~ Paint Chip Color Clothespin Match-up
- 221Vision.com ~ Paint Chip Color Clothespin Match-up
Printable Clothespin Games:
- Confessions of a Homeschooler ~ A-Z Review Clothespin Match-up & Number Circles
- Confessions of a Homeschooler ~ Clothespin Number Cards
- Confessions of a Homeschooler ~ Beginning Math Skills
- Teach Mama ~ ABC Cards and Clothespin Match on a string
- 1+1+1=1 ~ Learning Color Wheels
- 1+1+1=1 ~ Uppercase/Lowercase Matching
- 1+1+1=1 ~ How Many? Number Cards
- Some of the preschool packs from Homeschool Creations and 1+1+1=1 have cards that can be made into a clothespin game.