Don’t you just love the smell of spring? The fresh air and I can finally open my windows again feeling is so much appreciated after a long winter. Although, spring is often a short season where I’m from, it’s a season I have great appreciation for. We are celebrating this season with spring fine motor activities. These activities work on fine motor skills with a spring theme! My preschooler is loving these and has put his stamp of approval on them.
Spring Fine Motor Activities
Below are some great spring themed fine motor activities. If you love these ideas they are available for you in the shop!
Spring Themed Pre-Writing
Let’s start with the pre-writing lines. It’s so important that these pre-writing strokes are established before formal writing. I like to use pre-writing strips that are laminated. This way I don’t have to print several pieces of paper. Just wipe after one use!
Spring Fine Motor Activities -Pencil Control
The next challenge is pencil control. Again, these are laminated so they can be used over and over again. Pencil strips can be practiced in multiple ways.
- Use of fingers to follow lines.
- Follow the lines with a paint brush
- Use materials such as Wiki Stix to go over lines and shapes.
- Follow the lines with pipe cleaners.
- Follow the lines with manipulatives.
Spring Fine Motor Activities – Snap Cubes
A fun way to work on fine motor skills is with snap cubes. Making Spring themed patterns is even better.
Spring Fine Motor Activities -Dice Game
This game is played by rolling the dice and finding the flower that has the same number as the dice. Cover that flower with your choice of manipulative. Use the tongs, tweezers, fingers etc. to transfer the manipulative to the game board.
Spring Fine Motor Activities – Clip Cards
The spring clip cards come with fun spring themed counting graphics. Place the clothes pins/clips on the correct number of items. A simple but good way to work on fine motor skills!
Spring Fine Motor Activities – Beading
Beading is a great way to work on fine motor skills. This spring themed beading activity has the kids beading the stem of a flower. They put the number of beads on the stem as indicated by the flower. Stems (pipe cleaners) are placed on the flower with velcro dots!
Spring Fine Motor Activities – Color Matching
This activity can incorporate several different fine motor options. Use tongs or fingers to transfer Poms (or other manipulative). Use a dot marker to fill in pictures. Place the color matching cards on a vertical and use push pins.
Spring Fine Motor Activities – Spring Weather Cutting
Practice scissor skills with tornado, lightening, sunshine or rain cutting!
Spring Fine Motor Activities – Spring Tracing
Fun spring themed shapes tracing! Laminate and use these over and over again!
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