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This collection of 24 fun printable fine motor projects will engage and motivate your students who need fine motor activities to help with writing - all year round! Seasonal tracing and pokey pin pinning are provided for every month of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$5.00
330 ratings
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These alphabet pokey pin pinning page printable activity worksheets will help you combine phonics and fine motor fun in your kindergarten and first grade classroom. All students LOVE to pin! I have provided a picture pinning page for each short
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.50
220 ratings
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Your students will love these November and December Pokey Pin Pages. This packet is also included in a bundle in my TpT store HERE! I have provided a pack of pinning page for November and December. Staple a colored page to the back of your design.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
170 ratings
4.0
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This packet is also included in a bundle in my TpT store HERE! I have provided a pack of pinning page for March and April! Staple a colored page to the back of your design. Students can use a jumbo push-pin to make a hole in each dot on the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Spring
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
149 ratings
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Your kindergarten and first grade students will have so much fun learning sight words with the printable activity pages to pin! Kindergarten students LOVE to pin! We have provided a pack of pinning page for 100 sight words! Staple a colored page
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$5.00
143 ratings
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These October Pokey Pin Pages are great for integrating fine motor skills into your month plans! Students will work on fine motor control and coordination to make a creative picture to display. I have provided 12 pinning pages to cover a variety of
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Autumn, Halloween
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.50
109 ratings
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Shape Pinning Pages - A Fine Motor Math Resource Packet All students LOVE to pokey pin! This packet is also included in a bundle in my TpT store HERE! I have provided a pack of pinning page for basic 2D shapes. Staple a colored page to the back
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Geometry
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.50
112 ratings
4.0
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Letters of the Alphabet Pokey Pin This packet is also included in a bundle in my TpT store HERE! I have provided a pack of pinning page for each lower case letter of the alphabet a-z. Staple a colored page to the back of your design. Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.50
122 ratings
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By popular request, I have bundled 12 of my 'Pinning Pages' packets into an easy to use bundle! The bundle is complete and no more will be added in the future. The packets included are: 1. Pinning Rules Posters of the Classroom 2. Australian
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$40.50
$25.00
75 ratings
4.0
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By From the Pond
Do you do 'pinning pages' or 'pokey pin' activities with your students. You will no doubt do a discussion with them before they start their activity, about the safety rules associated with using pins. These posters will help you focus your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
105 ratings
4.0
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Christmas Activities - Trace Pin Cut and Paste Fine Motor This packet includes 30 projects to keep your students busy in the classroom this Christmas! All activities will help with fine motor and prewriting skills as well as create decorative
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Handwriting
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$6.00
62 ratings
4.0
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Numbers to 20 Pinning Pages - A Fine Motor Resource This packet is also included in a bundle in my TpT store HERE! All students LOVE to pin and these pages will be an engaging and motivating way to combine number lessons with fine motor! I have
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
80 ratings
4.0
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January and February Pinning Pages {Fine Motor Activities} This packet is also included in a bundle in my TpT store HERE! Little learners love to pin - thee pages are perfect for your January and February themes! I have provided a pack of pinning
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
73 ratings
4.0
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Little learners love to pokey pin, and these August and September themes pages will get them hooked! I have provided 10 pages with an August and September theme. Staple a colored page to the back of your design. Students can use a jumbo push-pin to
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.50
71 ratings
4.0
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Your little learners will love to do these Back to School Pinning Page Activities. This packet is also included in a bundle in my TpT store HERE! I have provided 10 pinning page for Back to School! Staple a colored page to the back of your design.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
71 ratings
4.0
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Australian Animal Pinning Pages - A Fine Motor Math Resource Packet This packet is also included in a bundle in my TpT store HERE! All students LOVE to pokey pin! I have provided a pack of pinning page for nine Australian animals. Staple a
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
28 ratings
4.0
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Pokey Pin Activities: Sweet Treat Theme This packet is included in an 8 Pack Bundle - find it HERE All students LOVE to pokey pin! I have provided a pack of pinning page for ten ‘sweet treats’. Staple a colored page to the back of your design.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
17 ratings
4.0
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Make Sight Word Practice with these fun, engaging and tactile "Sight Words Pin, Flip and Finger Trace' cards! Children will enjoy learning to read and 'write' sight words with these cards - they use a pin or toothpick to pierce holes in the card,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.75
26 ratings
4.0
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By From the Pond
Make Alphabet and Letter Practice engaging with these fun and tactile "Alphabet Pin, Flip and Finger Trace' cards! Children will enjoy learning to recognize and 'write' upper and lower case letters with these cards - they use a pin or toothpick to
Subjects:
Spelling, Writing, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
18 ratings
4.0
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Pokey Pin Activities: Fruit Friends Theme This packet is included in an 8 Pack Bundle - find it HERE All students LOVE to pokey pin! I have provided a pack of pinning page for ten ‘fruit friends’. Staple a colored page to the back of your design.
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
4 ratings
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I started self publishing digital resources for education and early-learning in 2005 after graduating as a primary school teacher in 2001.

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My resources aim to encourage a calm and happy classroom. Carefully designed visual aids can help promote positive behavior, community and consistent routine in the classroom. High quality learning experiences help students become excited and engaged in learning!

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I graduated university with first class honours.

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