Fine motor skills can be hard for students to grasp! Tedious, small movements are hard for those little fingers and pokey pinning is the perfect fine motor practice! Fine motor skills can help with shoe tying, buttoning, zipping, pencil grip, turning pages, cutting, computer keyboards, etc.
Pokey pinning is a center I use weekly in my classroom! It’s such a simple yet effective center that focuses on fine motor skills as well as many other skills.
Students use push pins (small or large) to poke holes in the paper. The holes are very close together and follow a path (sight word, shape, number, etc). The pokey pin paper is stapled to a piece of colored construction paper. Students will poke their holes on the pokey pin paper and when complete, will tear that piece off and will be able to see the holes/outline on the construction paper. They can hold it in front of a window and let the light shine through the holes!
This unit includes uppercase letters, lowercase letters, short & long vowel options, and a picture to help with beginning sound recognition!
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