Fine Motor Labs for Math Common Core Counting! Fun center time activities. Fall and Farm Animal Themed. Students use tongs to place small blocks or manipulatives on the squares to find the path to the correct number!. Works on counting with one on one correspondence for math skills in early childhood, kindergarten, or for students in special education. FUN! Perfect for center time! Perfect for therapy to work on fine motor control using a tripod grasp on tongs, to promote skills for pencil control with a tripod grasp. Designed by Jan McCleskey, MA, OTR to blend common core academic goals with fine motor goals that all preschoolers and kindergarten students need to develop. Works on tool use for science also, by encouraging manipulation of tongs. Print out, place in heavyweight sheet protectors for easy storage. Materials needed: a pair of tongs (available in many educational catalogs, or use bamboo toaster tongs), manipulatives. You can purchase 1/2 in cubes from www.discountschoolsupply.com that match the colors in these labs exactly. Or color small beans with paint or food coloring to use in the labs. FUN! EASY SET UP! EASY STORAGE for the clutter free classroom! There are three sets of files: File 1: A teacher can print in color File 2: A teacher can print in black and white and then use any color manipulatives (or color the squares to match manipulatives/counters in the classroom) File 3: For students who need more assistance for independence in this activity - there is a file where the student places the blocks along the correct path that has already been filled in with the correct answer. Unique, Fun, Educational, Developmental - great fun for math centers!