Go under the sea with our OCEAN Fine Motor Busy Bins
to use during your summertime themes. They are perfect to use with your preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten kiddos during small group (in the 3's) or during morning welcome work!
The OCEAN Fine Motor Busy Bins include 12 printable activities that offer fine motor practice for little hands.
You need this set! Little hands need lots of fine motor practice to be ready to cut with scissors, hold pencils the correct way, buttoning jackets, opening lunch boxes, and tying shoes!
Each busy bin includes a direction and supplies page, and a label for your bin. They are set up as completely independent morning work tub activities for pre-k
. The busy bins are also perfect to use with younger preschoolers during circle and small group time.
----> The ocean fine motor busy bins for spring are the 18th set in our ENDLESS Themed Fine Motor Busy Bins Bundle
. The bundle is the way to go!
Print and prep the fine motor busy bins, and store them in small storage containers with lids (mine are from Walmart - some teachers use ziplock or colorful buckets). Switch out the 12 activities each time you switch themes. Yep, the idea is genius!
What is a busy bin exactly?
A busy bin is similar to a busy bag activity. You put the activity together and store it in a bin to be used over and over again. Busy bins are reusable learning activities – prep once and play forever!
Each fine motor busy bin activity comes with an instruction page and a label for your bin.
OCEAN FINE MOTOR BUSY BINS
Coral Lowercase Letters - Practice lowercase letter formation while using Wikki Stix or pipe cleaners on each letter outline.
Colorful Seashell Sort
- Place each colored pom pom on the correct colored seashell with kid-friendly squeezers.
Ocean Friend Puzzles
- Match up the puzzle pieces correctly to create the ocean animal friends.
Linking Number Fish
- Using the numbers 1-20, hook the fish together with plastic chain links while correctly matching the numbers.
- Identify the shape on the card and build the outline of the shape with beads.
Pom Pom Ocean Friends
- Complete each picture by placing the correct colored pom pom on the white spots. Add kid-friendly squeezers for added fine motor practice.
Ocean Button Trace
- Use mini buttons to follow the dotted lines in the pictures. Trace each outline to create an ocean themed picture.
Ocean Play Dough Pictures
- Roll play dough out into snakes and balls to create the ocean themed picture on the cards. Trace the letters in the words with dry erase marker too.
Feed the Shark Counting Cards
- Feed the hungry shark the correct number of fish crackers using the numbers 1-12.
Fish Number Trace Cards
- Practice correct number formation and spelling number words with dry erase markers.
Seashell Clip Cards
- Count the number of seashells on the card, find the matching number, and clip it with a clothespin.
Seashell Writing Tray
- Fill a small container that has a lid with a thin layer of play sand. Use the seashell letter cards to practice uppercase and lowercase letters.
EXTRA SUPPLIES & MANIPULATIVES:
The printable pieces of each busy bin are included in the file. Laminating the pieces is recommended. The other supplies include:
Wikki Stix or pipe cleaners
Pom poms or buttons – red , orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, black
Plastic chain links or pipe cleaners
Play Dough or beads
Pom poms - red, blue, yellow, orange
Dry erase markers
Tray or container with lid
Keep up the under the sea learning adventures with our Ocean Literacy & Math Centers