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The Garden Bugs Fine Motor Game works on fine motor strengthening while practicing writing or any other school skill. You catch bugs and use clothespins to clip them on the bug jar.
Each player has his own bug jar to hold their bugs. You play the game by rolling a die and moving around the game board. Some spaces will tell you to catch a bug and draw a card. That is when you randomly pick a bug card and clip it on to the bug jar. If you pick a spider, it will eat one of your bugs, so you put one bug back into the bug container, and you can put the spider back in too.
I have included cards with questions on them and letter cards. The older kids enjoy answering the questions and writing their answers, and the younger kids do better with practicing writing letters and words using the letter cards. You could use your own cards as well to practice other skills or review lesson information. You could use multiplication or addition cards, or make your own review cards for any subject.
You can go around the game board one time or just keep going for the amount of time you have available. Once done with the game, all of the players count how many bugs they have caught of each kind. I have included a score sheet that gives the bugs different point values. There is also a score sheet with no point values so you can choose whether to have the kids just tally their bugs, or to add the challenge of adding up the point values.
To make the game, print out the number of jars that you need for the number of players that you will have, and laminate them. Make the jar base so that the jars can stand up. Print out one of the game boards, the bugs in the boxes, cut them out and laminate them.
The digital files purchased, will be sent in PDF format, and it is up to you to print out and laminate if you would like. There may be other things that you need to do to make the game and use it.
These files and documents are copyrighted, and are for personal use only, and are intended to be printed out and used by one individual during therapy or doing activities with children. They can be printed multiple times, but are only to be used by one adult/therapist. If you would like to use them in a group setting by multiple therapists or adults, please purchase a multiple user licence.