133 pages of school themed activities focusing on fine motor skills. Activities include tweezer work, scissor skills, tracing, writing, punching, clipping, sorting, art, back to school, occupational therapy, one to one correspondence, school centers, beginning sounds, counting, manipulating dough, bundle, no prep, ot, lacing, shapes, pencil control, grip, arts and crafts, poking, stickers, literacy, math, coloring, and more. For kindergarten, preschool, SPED, child care, homeschool, or any early childhood setting.
Materials Needed: tweezers, tongs, pony beads, pompoms, magnetic chips, magnetic wand, dice, lacing, yarn, hole puncher, clothespins, scissors, glue, crayons, dot stickers, bingo daubers, q-tips, paint, playdough, giant push pin or golf tee
School Days Fine Motor Centers
1] Tweezers and Pony Beads Work Station – Paint Palette Counting 1-12 – Use tweezers to place a pony bead on each paint blob circle and match the paintbrush number. – comes with:
a] 12 Palettes
b] 12 Numbered Brush Cards
2] Color Your Own Lacing Cards – Color and punch holes around card. Use yarn and a plastic needle (or hardened glue) to lace around the edges. Students can write their name on the back. – Set Of 6
3] Q-tip Painting – Students will lightly dip a q-tip into a dab of paint. Instruct them to lightly dot the paint one time in each circle. They can dot the beginning letter and the pictures. Have them color or paint the rest of the sentence if desired. - Set Of 6
4] School Days Color, Trace, Write, Poke – Color the picture. Trace and write the word. Lay a piece of craft foam under the paper. Using a giant push pin (I got mine at Staples), poke the picture along the dots. - Set Of 8
5] Pencil Control Paths (Tracing) - comes with:
a] 3 Sheets of Tracing Dotted Lines
b] 3 Sheets of Tracing Inside a Path
c] 3 Sheets of Tracing With Lifting the Pencil In Between
d] 3 Sheets With One Long Crazy Tracing Line
6] Tangles – Following and tracing within a path. Connect the friends by tracing a different color on each path. - Set of 6.
7] Punch The Erasers (punch needed) – 4 Pencil Face Punch Cards - Color the pencil and paper, then punch each eraser to strengthen hands. Hang in a window or use for good behavior.
8] Lunch Shapes Identification Clip Cards (clothespins or small clips needed) - Study the lunch (apple and sandwich), on each card and clip the matching shape. - Set Of 12
9] Color, Snip, Glue – Animal School - Provide several thin strips of colored paper, scissors, and glue. Students will color in the picture and snip squares from the strips. They will glue the squares to make the border. Includes 6 different pictures.
10] 4 Scissor Skill Worksheets – includes:
a] 3 Cutting Lines
b] 1 Cut and Paste Shapes
11] Count and Sew - Book Counting 1-20 – Print on cardstock and laminate. Punch holes on the sides of each card. Provide lacing. Students will count the books and sew the correct number card to the dice card. - comes with:
a] 20 Book Stack Cards
b] 20 Book Character Number Cards
12] Roll and Cover - (Needed: Dice, Magnetic Transparent Chips, Magnetic Wand) - Roll a number or dotted die (dice) and cover the number on the mat with a magnetic transparent chip. When finished, use the magnetic wand to gather up all the chips. - comes with:
a] 4 Mats For Use With One Die
b] 4 Mats For Use With 2 Dice
13] Pencil Puzzles – Go Togethers - Laminate and cut the pencils into halves. I left the dotted line off so you can make the decision of where to cut. You can cut them all alike or cut them differently for self checking. Students will put the pencils together (2 pieces), matching the things that go together. - Set Of 21
14] Dot Sticker Fine Motor Fun – Provide dot stickers. Students will place one dot on each circle then color. - Set of 6.
15] Mazes – Puzzles range in difficulty. - Set Of 8
16] Pompom Color Match Transfer Activity – You will need pompoms in the following colors: red, yellow, pink, purple, blue, gray, green, orange, brown. Students will simply transfer a pompom with tweezers or tongs onto the circles of the matching color picture. Includes a set of 10 pictures. The tenth picture contains multiple colors.
17] Lunch Box Bingo Dabber Sheets - Counting 0-20 – Students will dab the number and the matching number of lunch boxes. – comes with:
a] 21 Bingo Dabber Counting Sheets (0-20)
18] Pencil Playdough Match and Make Shapes - Laminate. Students will match the pencils and notebooks then make the shape on the mat using playdough, wikki stix, manipulatives, etc. (circle, diamond/rhombus, heart, hexagon, octagon, oval, pentagon, rectangle, square, star, trapezoid, triangle) – comes with:
a] 1 BLANK Pencil Playdough Mat - Use this mat for all the shapes and have the kids free form the shapes.
b] 12 Pencil Playdough Mats WITH SHAPE GUIDES - Use these mats for students who need visual assistance with forming the shapes.
c] 12 Pencil Shape Cards
d] 12 Notebook Shape Cards