♥ Teach your toddler, preschooler, pre-k, or kindergarten students letter sounds, letter identification, numbers, and more while refining their fine motor skills.
♥ These printable Summer Fine Motor Busy Bins include 9 printable activities that offer fine motor practice for little hands while teaching basic skills for this age level, including, shapes, numbers, and letters. Preschoolers, Pre-K, and Kindergarteners need lots of fine motor practice to strengthen their hands for cutting, coloring, buttoning, etc.
♥ They will also work on hand-eye coordination and learn new seasonal vocabulary based on the images shown.
♥ Each busy bin includes a direction and supplies page. They are set up as completely independent morning work tub activities for pre-k. The busy bins are also perfect to use with younger preschoolers during small group or independent time.
♥ Cut to size yourself or have students do some of the cutting on the line. Place each activity in its own baggy or bin with supplies to use. You can laminate the cards or print them on heavy card stock or construction paper for the best quality.
♥ Some activities can use a wide variety of materials including clothespins, dot markers, dot stickers, beads, pom poms, stamps, finger paint, markers, crayons, etc. So you can choose!
Large letter trace- Use manipulatives or crayons to trace and form each upper and lower case letter. Includes images of summer items that start with this letter.
Butterfly letter match- Cut butterfly in half and have student match each side from the upper and lower case.
Flower stem bead counting- Cut out flower picture with numbers 1-10. Attach a green pipe cleaner to the bottom of the flower. Have student slide the correct amount of beads onto pipe cleaner.
Maze- Student can use crayon or marker to navigate through the maze without going over the lines.
Watermelon seed counting- Have student place objects on watermelon slices with the correct number on the card.
Squiggly line trace- Student can trace the squiggly line from one side to the other in a summer scene using small manipulatives or writing utensil.
Summer counting cards- Cut out each card. Student can count the number of items on each one and use a clothespin to identify and cover the correct number. Can also use dot markers or dot stickers.
Summer word decode- Student can find each letter of the word on sheet and cover it with a manipulative or circle it.
Dotted lines for cutting or tracing- Have student follow the lines with a scissor or writing utensil. Laminate these sheets for reuse or print on cardstock to make cutting easier.
♥ Each manipulative will give your students practice with pincer grasp and strengthening fingers with these printable activities.
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