Let your little learners try these Spring fine motor activities! These activities emphasize building the fine motor muscles to help with pencil grasp.
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Spring Popsicle Stick Pictures
Children will make the rainbow, flower, bee, and birdhouse by placing the popsicle sticks on the mat. You will need red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, dark blue, purple, pink, and black popsicle sticks. Colored popsicle sticks can be purchased, or make them by coloring popsicle sticks with a non-washable marker or liquid watercolor.
Spring Toothpick Punch or Pinning Activity
Your little learners will practice fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination while having fun, using this toothpick punch printable.
Copy the rabbit and rainbow punch pages onto constructions. Gather some toothpicks and carpet squares. Carpet stores often give away these carpet sample squares for free. Or, you can just place the construction paper directly onto a carpet covered floor.
After placing the construction paper on the carpet, children will use the toothpick to punch holes along the black lines. Some teachers prefer to use the giant thumbtack pins. I prefer the toothpicks because they seem a little safer. If they break, children throw them away and get another. When they are done, children can hold their paper up to the light and see the light shining through the holes.
Spring Play Dough Mat
Children will create the bird, flower, bee, ladybug, frog and dragonfly by rolling play dough and placing it on the mat. There is also a “Happy Spring” mat for children to form the letters “SPRING” with play dough. Print these mats and either laminate or place in a clear page protector.
Birds Fine Motor
This activity was originally posted on the Fine Motor Skills page, and you can read more about it there, along with other activities. Make the worms with pipe cleaners (bend the ends so they won’t poke the children). Children use clothespin “bird beaks” to pick up the worms. The carpet square is the “dirt” and was free from a flooring business.
Math Play Dough Mats
These math counting play dough mats can be found at these links:
View all Play Dough Math Mats here!