Literacy

Data Notebooks

Math

6 of the Best Fine Motor Activities Part 2

Fine motor skills can be practiced throughout the day in your learning activities! It is definitely something that should not be overlooked! Read on for great activities that you can easily implement in your classroom!

Fine motor activities seem to only be thought of at the beginning of the year, but it is something

that students need practice with all year long! It doesn't take up a lot of extra time, just a few

materials and they are ready to go! Awhile ago we discussed six great fine motor activities, so

stay tuned for the next round of activities that you can quickly implement in your classroom.

1. Screws and Washers

Who knew screws and washers would hold a child's attention? I like to put them in the iris photo

boxes that you can grab from Michael's. Depending on how long they are, you can even put them

in the little crayon boxes that you can find at the Dollar Tree or Wal-Mart. They are super cheap

and perfect for little hands. Be careful, because they will end up all over the floor! One year I had

a custodian who asked if my desks were somehow falling apart, because he kept picking them

up off of the floor! I had to show him our boxes! Haha!

Fine motor skills can be practiced throughout the day in your learning activities! It is definitely something that should not be overlooked! Read on for great activities that you can easily implement in your classroom!

2. Cutting Practice

We all know that the only way children will get better at cutting is to practice. They're always

itching to cut random bits of paper so I let them! Children need to practice cutting straight lines,

curved lines, zig zag lines, moving on toward cutting shapes and other pictures out!

Fine motor skills can be practiced throughout the day in your learning activities! It is definitely something that should not be overlooked! Read on for great activities that you can easily implement in your classroom!

I know that it can be a tad bit annoying for them to have paper everywhere, but I promise the

engagement is totally worth it! The practice that they will get is priceless! Let them cut!

Fine motor skills can be practiced throughout the day in your learning activities! It is definitely something that should not be overlooked! Read on for great activities that you can easily implement in your classroom!

3. Geoboards

Geoboards as a fine motor activity used to definitely make me nervous. I mean, children with

rubber bands and spikey boards were enough to make my blood pressure rise. Once I got over that,

and had plenty of talks about do's and don't's with the rubber bands, they did surprisingly well

with them! And yes, a few of my friends had to have another talking to and consequences for

launching a few rubber bands across the room. Don't worry, just correct, re-direct and move on.

Fine motor skills can be practiced throughout the day in your learning activities! It is definitely something that should not be overlooked! Read on for great activities that you can easily implement in your classroom!

4. Pattern Blocks

Pattern blocks get a bad rap sometimes it seems. They get relegated to math time but they

are good for multiple uses! I use them for literacy practice as well!

Fine motor skills can be practiced throughout the day in your learning activities! It is definitely something that should not be overlooked! Read on for great activities that you can easily implement in your classroom!


And wouldn't you know it, your little ones are practicing fine motor skills at the same time.

Maneuvering the blocks into their appropriate place and in between other blocks definitely takes

some fine motor skills!

Fine motor skills can be practiced throughout the day in your learning activities! It is definitely something that should not be overlooked! Read on for great activities that you can easily implement in your classroom!

5. Sticker Lines

Stickers lines are almost the same as cutting lines. It's exactly as it sounds! Add some lines to a piece

of paper, and let them follow the lines with stickers! If you find that your students are unable to

work with the smaller stickers, start them out with the larger ones, and then gradually move them to

the smaller ones.

Fine motor skills can be practiced throughout the day in your learning activities! It is definitely something that should not be overlooked! Read on for great activities that you can easily implement in your classroom!

As you can see, it doesn't have to be anything fancy! You do not need clip art, or dotted lines.

All you need is paper and a few markers, and you can make any type of sticker line that you want.

I like to use leftover stickers that I have completely forgot about. When I come across them,

I add them to the sticker line pile!

Fine motor skills can be practiced throughout the day in your learning activities! It is definitely something that should not be overlooked! Read on for great activities that you can easily implement in your classroom!

6. Fine Motor Maze

Now we're at our last fine motor activity for this post, the fine motor maze. I promise, it's not as

complicated as it sounds! You fill up a ziplock bag with cotton balls, and then add a colored

pom-pom to the bag, then you zip it up! The students would then try to move the colored pom-pom

from the outside of the bag. They would push the colored pom-pom from the bottom of the bag

to the top. You can even do thematic mazes, for halloween put a ton of black pom-poms and then

add an orange one, for Christmas you can do green pom-poms and add a red one! Easy-peasy!

Fine motor skills can be practiced throughout the day in your learning activities! It is definitely something that should not be overlooked! Read on for great activities that you can easily implement in your classroom!

Aren't these activities so easy? I bet that you already have a ton of these material laying around!

Don't forget to read part 1 of fine motor activities! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate

to reach out!



Pin for later!
Fine motor skills can be practiced throughout the day in your learning activities! It is definitely something that should not be overlooked! Read on for great activities that you can easily implement in your classroom!

No comments

Thanks for taking the time to drop a line!