Early Years
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One Finger One Thumb is a Curriculum Plan with lots of great games and activities on the theme of building fine motor skills. Easy-to-set-up play spaces and games for a range of ages, finger exercises and many more!

All curriculum plans are marked with Learning Areas, Aistear themes and Montessori Areas to help you organise and demonstrate compliance with Aistear and Solta frameworks.


One Finger One Thumb

Play Dough

Modelling Clay

Finger Aerobics Exercises

Clever Colanders

Pop It in a Bottle

Tinkering Station

Sticky Tape Challenge

Down The Tube

Music and Motor Skills

Wonderful Weaving

A Curriculum to Support Fine Motor Skills

Aistear Observations

Download and print out these observation sheets to make individual observations. The Aistear framework specifies that your curriculum should always be responsive to the children's interests. Use our curriculum plans as a starting point and then be led by the children to plan future curriculum and discussions. Sample observation sheet »

By using observation sheets, you have well-documented evidence that you are working within the Aistear guidelines.

Aistear Observation Sheet

Aistear/Montessori Observation Sheet

Weekly Observations (Simple)

Weekly Observations (Detailed)