Classroom Fine Motor Kit (SEA ANIMAL Themed) with 200 printable fine motor coloring, tongs and scissors labs for center time. Developed by Jan McCleskey, MA, OTR from The Handwriting Clinic/First Strokes. Blends core curriculum objectives, with therapeutic objectives to promote grasp development. Includes instructions, plus therapeutic adaptations to make the curriculum more successful for all students. This kit includes 196 ½ cubes, a puncher, a punch pad, and tongs. Organize tongs labs into sheet protectors and store in a binder – pull out for easy access and use the tongs and the blocks for a quick lab set up. Organize other labs, by printing instructions and putting in binder – then print out your favorite labs, cut into individual labs, and keep in one sheet protector for easy access. This hard copy contains all the sea animal files for coloring, tongs and scissors labs – several of these files are listed separately on TPT. However, once you buy the kit, you have the tools to be able to do OTHER fine motor activities in Jan McCleskey’s store. For example – she has tongs labs for core curriculum science, for alphabet phonics, for counting, etc – MANY files on Teachers Pay Teachers! A video of the Sea Animal Kit, is available to preview this kit at:
Coloring Labs include:
COLORING PAGES: Printable, simple dark, thick lined preschool coloring pages, with hints on how to adapt coloring sheets for th erapeutic grasp activities. Coloring sheets are full page.
PUNCH DOT: Printable pages for punching on the dots to trace the outline of the characters in the kits. Kits will include a golf tee/TIP grip puncher (included in this kit) and craft foam to use as a puncher/punch pad. Punching activities are approximately 4 x 4 inches.
OUTLINE COLORING: Printable pages for “outline coloring” to teach a child how to outline/change direction. There is a black and white clip art with a thick border to work on coloring within the lines.
DARK.LIGHT COLORING: Printable pages of dark/light patterns: Students will learn to color “dark” with pressure, or “light” with less pressure to control the pressure of the pencil to complete the patterns.
Tongs Labs: Each printable tongs lab will have a black and white page where the instructor can color the color patterns, or a printable page in color. Instructors can laminate or put in sheet protectors for repeated use.
Printable scissors labs: Progress from cutting forward, curved and angled lines within thick borders with help from the character friends. Then progress from cutting around curved objects to angled, more complex objects. Printable in color to visually cue students to start on the green dot and progress to the red dot. If no color printer, use green and red, quarter– inch sticky dots from the office supply store for a fun,
multi-sensory activity. Bonus: Many of these scissors labs can be printed for tracing activities too - to work on pre-graphomotor skills!
ACADEMIC GOALS: Sort colors, one to one counting correspondence, sort quantity or sizes, identify shapes, use tools for school – crayons, scissors, tongs, AB/AB patterns, AAB/AAB patterns, categorization of objects.
THERAPEUTIC GOALS: Develop tripod grasp on tongs and writing instruments, develop separation of the two sides of the hand to get radial manipulation/ulnar stabilization, Improve strength of small muscles of the hand, develop gradiation of pressure with writing tools, change direction to color in vertical/horizontal/diagonal planes, develop eye hand coordination to punch along a path of dots, develop eye hand coordination to color within boundaries, and use sicssors to cut forward, curved, angled lines and around curived and angled objects.