Monday, 25 June 2018

Fine Motor Activities- Rock it!

Hi Friends!

I wanted to talk a bit about the importance of fine motor in our classroms, we know that it is a vital part of getting our students ready for reading and writing but sometimes it can feel a bit overwhelming right?

This year I am running a Perceptual Motor Program and combining it with some other gross and fine motor activities as well.   I have 4 classes that each acess this 4 times a week for around 30 minutes.  Early reports back from classroom teachers are saying that it is making a HUGE difference in comparison to when we could only manage twice a week.

I have made some Fine Motor Activity mats that I have been using with decorative glass stones and my kiddos have loved them! 





You know the ones I am talking about?  My kiddos love running their fingers through them and say that they are pirates treasure heehee.





Students place the stones along dotted lines, pathways and around shapes, don't have any stones?  That's ok, use counters, buttons, pom-poms or playdough.  When I have used pom poms I get my kiddos to use tweezers or pegs to pick up them up.  This pack is about precision and carefully placing the stones so that they touch each other.

Their all time favourite one is definitely making a bridge for the dinosaurs to cross the river.....




however the flowers in the garden are a close second.



I have included a mat that students can write how many stones they have put on the flower.



Like what you see?  Check out my TpT store and click on preview to see what other mats are included.



I will be back next week with some more fine motor ideas for your classroom, till then.....