Fine Motor Morning Bins for August

Hey Everyone! It’s time to get those fine motor muscles working! The Fine Motor Morning Bins for August seek to help your kiddos do just that!

This activity pack contains a large collection of printable activities to help develop fine motor skills. The activities involve the use of an assortment of manipulatives, which will keep your kiddos engaged as they cut, thread, paste, roll, build, pin, hole punch, color and much more.

Let’s talk a little about the importance of fine motor development. Developing those small muscles in hands, fingers and arms sets children up for success for the rest of their lives. By strengthening their small muscles and developing strong fine motor skills, children are able to enjoy and complete many tasks and daily physical self-care requirements. It is a benefit as they begin to learn to button a button for themselves, tie a shoelace, zip up a jacket, write with a pencil or to correctly move and control small objects. They will be able to enjoy activities that require finger/ hand strength plus hand-eye coordination and even excel at physical sports and activities. These activities are not only great for exercising those small muscles and building strength, but also great for cognitive development as their brain is stimulated to concentrate on the activity, and learn to use small objects with use of a variety of small fiddly manipulatives.

Fine Motor Morning Bins in Actions

To download some free sample pages from this HUGE packet, click here.

To purchase the complete Fine Motor Morning Bins for August, click here or on the image below.

August Fine Motor Morning Tubs

The activities included are best suited for use for children in Preschool, Pre-kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten (Prep). All supplies required to use these worksheets are listed on the ‘Introduction’ page under ‘Directions of Use’. If you do not have the listed manipulatives available, feel free to improvise with whatever you do have similar, that can still have the same learning outcome of the activity.

1. The hole punch card activities are excellent for small muscle building and hand-eye co-ordination. It requires the kiddos to use physical strength to push down onto the puncher to punch the holes, as well as good finger and hand grip to hold and control the puncher over the correct spaces to be punched.

August Fine Motor Morning Tubs

2. There are many cutting practice cards.

August Fine Motor Cutting Cards

3. Dot painting is super fun and colorful and such a simple way to promote fine motor development.

Fine Motor Bins / Tubs dab picture painting

4. Kiddos will use cottons swabs and some paint, or glue and glitter to complete the activities.

Fine Motor Bins / Tubs dot painting

5. For the next activity, children will use a large push pin to create several images.

Fine Motor Bins / Tubs pokey pin

6. Then they will do some cutting and gluing as they also sequence some pictures.

Fine Motor Bins / Tubs cut and glue

7. Lacing cards are always fun and great for eye-hand coordination.

Fine Motor Bins / Tubs lacing cards

8. Next, kids build the pattern on each card using beads or any other colored items you have on hand.

August Fine Motor Morning Tubs Patterns

9. Instead of laminating the maze cards, you can slip them into a plastic pocket like the one pictured below.

August Fine Motor Morning Tubs Maze

10. Place the “Missing Colors” activity into a plastic pocket and use with erasable markers. Or you could use small beads, sequins, pom-poms, etc.

August Fine Motor Morning Tubs Missing Colors Beads

11. Some play dough activity cards are included. Children roll play dough snakes and use them to make the image on the card.

August Fine Motor Morning Tubs Play Dough

12. Building Brick picture activities promote excellent hand-eye co-ordination and great fine motor skills as they must figure out and use spatial awareness to build the picture as shown, onto the brick. This particularly will require some patience and persistence if they do not get it right the first go.

August Fine Motor Morning Tubs Lego

13. As with the building brick activity, children will create several items using counting blocks.

August Fine Motor Morning Tubs Counting Cubes

14. Pattern blocks are always fun!

August Fine Motor Morning Tubs Patten Blocks

15. Then there are some pom-pom pictures to recreate.

August Fine Motor Morning Tubs Pom Poms

16. Last, some Geoboard activity cards are included.

August Fine Motor Morning Tubs Geoboards

I am absolutely confident that your children will really enjoy these activities.

Happy teaching!

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