Place each fine motor activity on work stations throughout the classroom and allow children to explore the activities. You can control it a little more by rotating children in groups around the different activities. Many of these need laminating and you will need extra resources. Please see notes below.
This resource focuses on fine motor activities that are helpful in Kindergarten for many activities including writing. This also links to the EYLF
EYLF: OUTCOME 3: CHILDREN HAVE A STRONG SENSE OF WELLBEING
Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing
provide a wide range of tools and materials to resource children’s fi ne and gross motor skills
Activity 1 – Draw inside the lines.
(you will need: laminating sheets, whiteboard markers)
Print and laminate the pictures. Children draw inside the lines with a whiteboard marker. We have provided 3 images to use.
Activity 2 – Cut and glue.
(you will need: paper, scissors and glue)
Colour the pictures, cut along the dotted lines and glue in the correct order to make a picture. 2 have been provided.
Activity 3 – Do a Dot
(you will need: Bingo markers - large)
Use bingo markers to fill in the dots to colour the pictures.
Activity 4 - Tie shoelaces.
(you will need: laminating sheets, hole punch and shoelaces)
Print out shoes, laminate and hole punch where indicated. Thread with laces ready to tie.
Activity 5 – Fishing.
(you will need: laminating sheets, stick/rod, string, magnets and metal paper clips)
Add a large paper clip to each fish after you print, laminate and cut. Make a rod from a piece of timber/dowel/pencil and hang a magnet to it with string. Children pick up ocean animals. We have numbered them 1 to 12 if you want to add numbers into the activity…you could get them to fish and then order the ocean animals from 1 to 12.
Activity 6 – weaving
(You will need: laminating sheets (optional – use card instead), colour paper strips, Stanley knife for teacher cutting).
Print, laminate (optional) and cut slits. Students create patterns on the printouts by weaving through paper strips.