Don't go buggy looking for the activities that include fine motor practice! Our printable BUGS Fine Motor Busy Bins
for your insect theme are perfect for your favorite preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten kiddos.
The BUGS Fine Motor Busy Bins include 12 printable activities that offer fine motor practice for little hands.
You need this set! Little hands need lots of fine motor practice to be ready to cut with scissors, hold pencils the correct way, buttoning jackets, opening lunch boxes, and tying shoes!
Each busy bin includes a direction and supplies page, and a label for your bin. 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 circle and small group time.
----> The bugs fine motor busy bins for spring are the 16th set in our ENDLESS Themed Fine Motor Busy Bins Bundle
. The bundle is the way to go!
Print and prep the fine motor busy bins, and store them in small storage containers with lids (mine are from Walmart - some teachers use ziplock or colorful buckets). Switch out the 12 activities each time you switch themes. Yep, the idea is genius!
What is a busy bin exactly?
A busy bin is similar to a busy bag activity. You put the activity together and store it in a bin to be used over and over again. Busy bins are reusable learning activities – prep once and play forever!
Each fine motor busy bin activity comes with an instruction page and a label for your bin.
BUGS FINE MOTOR BUSY BINS
Buggy Number Cards
- Trace and build numbers 1-20 with beads or buttons focusing on number formation and recognition.
Play Dough Butterfly Wings
- Decorate the butterfly's wings with play dough while rolling out and forming balls with play dough. Trying to create symmetrical designs on the wings is fun too!
Color Matching Bees
- Help the bees find the same color beehive by sorting the bees by color and linking them together.
Bug Magnet Words
- Spell the bug words on the cards with magnets using uppercase magnets to match the cards or lowercase magnets for advanced play.
Alphabet Bug Trace Cards
- Trace the uppercase and lowercase letters on the cards to practice letter formation with dry erase markers.
- Use play dough to form the shape on the beehive and then trace the dotted lined shapes with dry erase markers.
Buggy Clip Cards 1-10
- Count the spots on the bug on each card and then choose the correct number on the card to clip with a clothespin.
Buggy Play Dough Cards
- Form play dough to create the parts of the bugs on the cards. For extra practice, use play dough or dry erase marker to spell out the bug words on the cards.
Counting Ladybug Spots
- Identify the number on the card and then add that many black pom poms to the ladybug, counting one at a time.
Caterpillar Crunch Holes
- Help the caterpillar crunch through the leaves with a hole punch. Crunch the number of holes according to the number on the leaf (1-12), or use the blank leaves for free practice.
Number Roll & Cover
- Roll a die (1-6 or 7-12) and identify the number. Find the same number on the card and cover it with a snap cube. Roll again.
Pom Pom Bugs
- Cover the white spots on the bug pictures with the correct colored pom poms to finish the pictures.
EXTRA SUPPLIES & MANIPULATIVES:
The printable pieces of each busy bin are included in the file. Laminating the pieces is recommended. The other supplies include:
Buttons or beads
Plastic chain links or pipe cleaners
Dry Erase Markers
Black pom poms
Pom poms (gray, red, black, blue, green, purple, yellow)
Loving everything that's growing in the garden this spring?
Our BUGS Fine Motor Busy Bins are the perfect partner to our Bugs Literacy & Math Centers (coming soon!) and our Garden Literacy & Math Centers
Don't forget to grab our Garden Fine Motor Busy Bins too