Let your little learners try these Summer fine motor activities! These activities emphasize building the fine motor muscles to help with pencil grasp.
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Summer Popsicle Stick Pictures
Children will make the fish, shark, watermelon, and lemonade by placing the popsicle sticks on the mat. You will need orange, gray, green, red, yellow, and light blue popsicle sticks. Colored popsicle sticks can be purchased, or make them by coloring popsicle sticks with a non-washable marker or liquid watercolor.
Summer 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 sunshine 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.
Summer Play Dough Mat
Children will create the sun and ice cream by rolling play dough and placing it on the mat. Print this mat and either laminate or place in a clear page protector.