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Fine Motor Skills

Fine Motor Skills involve the use of precise and coordinated movements of the fingers to perform hand use tasks. Fine motor skills are necessary for completing daily tasks such as dressing (using buttons/zippers), feeding (using mealtime utensils), being a student (using a pencil, keyboard, or scissors), and leisure/play activities (drawing, playing many musical instruments). 

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"Hole Punch" of Fun Booklet!

Using Hole Punch Posted: 10.01.2015

Updated! Hole Punch Booklet of 28 activity pages. Using hole punch and colored construction paper, punch out the number of circles and glue them onto each activity page. Includes a variety of themes!

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A "Hole Punch" of Mitten Fun!!

Using Hole Punch Posted: 12.28.2015

Using a hole punch and colored construction paper, punch out the number of circles and glue them onto the winter mitten images as indicated.

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Candy Time!

Using Tongs/Tweezers Posted: 05.25.2014

Use tongs or tweezers to place the number of items in the candy jar that match the number on each. Use any manipulative or real candy pieces (Smarties, M&M’s, buttons, cereal, pegs, beads, pom-poms, etc.).

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Chips, Chips, How Many Chips? The Cookie Chip Counting Game!

Fine Motor Games Posted: 09.23.2015

This fun fine motor game helps children improve their fine motor coordination, upper extremity control, motor planning, visual perception, and early math skills. Kids will LOVE this Cookie Counting Game! This high quality PDF includes a set of cookies, Number Game Sheets (3 Game Sheet Versions Included), and directions to play. Child can play individually or simultaneously. Have fun Counting the Chips!

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Clothespin Game

Using Clothespins Posted: 05.21.2014

Using clothespins numbered 1-10, match the number on the clothespin to the number of objects in each square on the board

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Clothespin Leaf - Fine Motor Activity

Using Clothespins Posted: 09.21.2016

Clothespin Fun!! Cut out each of the tree branch cards (#1—10) and leaves. Using a clothespin, hang/clip the number of leaves indicated on each branch.

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Clothespin Matching - Bugs

Using Clothespins Posted: 04.07.2016

Clip a clothespin to the correct number of bugs in each box. This is a 3 PAGE High Quality PDF. Includes numbers 1 - 12.

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Clothespin Matching - Flowers

Using Clothespins Posted: 05.13.2014

Clip a clothespin to the correct number of flowers in each box

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Clothespin Matching - Owls 2

Using Clothespins Posted: 06.12.2014

Clip a clothespin to the correct number of owls in each box (#'s 11-20)

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Clothespin Matching Owls 1

Using Clothespins Posted: 06.12.2014

Clip a clothespin to the correct number of owls in each box (#'s 1-10)

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Color by Pattern

Coloring Posted: 01.27.2017

Color the shapes using the key as a guide. Includes 5 Versions. A great activity targeting Fine Motor and Visual Perceptual Skills!

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Coloring Animals

Coloring Posted: 06.01.2014

Various animal black and white outlines are provided to color in.

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Coloring by Direction

Coloring Posted: 05.18.2014

Color each of the shapes by following the arrow for the direction to color in. Stay in the lines!

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Coloring Patterns

Coloring Posted: 06.01.2014

Complete the patterns by coloring the items in each worksheet.

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Coloring Rangoli Designs

Coloring Posted: 06.01.2014

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Coloring Shapes

Coloring Posted: 01.27.2017

Three levels of difficulty that promotes tracing and coloring shapes.

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Coloring Shapes: Free Version

Coloring Posted: 01.27.2017

Kids will love this coloring shapes worksheet! It promotes tracing and coloring shapes.

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Colour by Direction

Colouring Posted: 05.19.2014

Colour each of the shapes by following the arrow for the direction to colour in. Stay in the lines!

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Colour by Pattern

Colouring Posted: 01.27.2017

Colour the shapes using the key as a guide. Includes 5 Versions. A great activity targeting Fine Motor and Visual Perceptual Skills! Canadian/UK Spelling.

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Colouring Animals

Colouring Posted: 06.01.2014

Various animal black and white outlines are provided to colour in.

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Colouring Patterns

Colouring Posted: 06.01.2014

Complete the patterns by coloring the items in each worksheet.

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Colouring Rangoli Designs

Colouring Posted: 06.01.2014

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Colouring Shapes

Colouring Posted: 01.27.2017

Three levels of difficulty that promotes tracing and colouring shapes.

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Colouring Shapes: Free Version

Colouring Posted: 01.26.2017

Kids will love this colouring shapes worksheet! It promotes tracing and colouring shapes.

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Cookie Time!

Using Tongs/Tweezers Posted: 05.25.2014

Use tongs or tweezers to place the number of items in the cookie jar that match the number on each. Use any manipulative or real mini cookies (Smarties, M&M’s, buttons, cereal, pegs, beads, pom-poms, etc.).

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Dexterity Card Circular - Circus

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each item called that is found at the circus.

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Dexterity Card Circular - School Supplies

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each school supply item that is called.

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Dexterity Card Circular - Transportation

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.08.2014

The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each transportation vehicle that is called.

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Dexterity Card Circular - 2D Shapes

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each 2-dimensional that is called. Shapes include: Star, Triangle, Square, Diamond (Rhombus), and Circle.

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Dexterity Card Circular - 3D Shapes

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each 3-dimensional shape that is called. Shapes include: Sphere, Cylinder, Cone, and Cube.

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Dexterity Card Circular - Alphabet

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 05.25.2014

The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each letter that is called. File includes both upper case and lower case letters.

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Dexterity Card Circular - Clothing

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each clothing item that is called.

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Dexterity Card Circular - Coins

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

Fun way to encourage in-hand manipulation and money skills! The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each American coin that is called. Color and Black and white versions included!

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Dexterity Card Circular - Dinosaurs

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each dinosaur that is called.

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Dexterity Card Circular - Farm

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each item called that is found on a farm.

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Dexterity Card Circular - Numbers

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each number that is called.

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Dexterity Card Circular - Space Wars

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.15.2014

The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each space wars character that is called.

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Dexterity Card Linear - Animals

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

Students must hold the card in fingertips and move only their fingers up and down to shift the card to each animal that is called.

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Dexterity Card Linear - Bugs

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 04.07.2016

Students must hold the card in fingertips and move only their fingers up and down to shift the card to each bug that is called.

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Dexterity Card Linear - Circus

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

Students must hold the card in fingertips and move only their fingers up and down to shift the card to circus item that is called.

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Dexterity Card Linear - Farm

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.01.2014

Students must hold the card in fingertips and move only their fingers up and down to shift the card to each farm item that is called.

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Dexterity Card Linear - School Supplies

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.06.2014

Students must hold the card in fingertips and move only their fingers up and down to shift the card to each school supply item that is called.

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Dexterity Card Linear - 2D Shapes

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

Students must hold the linear 2-D Shape card in fingertips and move only their fingers up and down to shift the card to each shape called.

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Dexterity Card Linear - Clothing

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

Students must hold the linear clothing card in fingertips and move only their fingers up and down to shift the card to each clothing item that is called.

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Dexterity Card Linear - Transportation

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

Students must hold the card in fingertips and move only their fingers up and down to shift the card to each transportation vehicle that is called.

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Dexterity Cards Linear - Numbers

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

Students must hold the linear number card in fingertips and move only their fingers up and down to shift the card to each number that is called.

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Don't Drop the Cookies! The Cookie Matching Game

Fine Motor Games Posted: 09.23.2015

Kids will LOVE playing this Fun Fine Motor Cookie Matching Game! Included in this high quality PDF is a set of cookies, cookie game sheet, and instructions. The child has to scoop up, transport, and match a cookie to the Cookie Game Sheet. Kids will love to play this fun matching game ... but be careful! Don't Drop the Cookies!

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Dough Mats - Numbers 0 - 20

Arches of the Hand Posted: 07.25.2014

Fun way to encourage fine motor skills and number formation all in one activity!! Roll out the lines necessary for each number. Place the lines together on top of each dough mat to make that number. Practice printing each number on the bottom of each page with proper number formation.

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Dough Mats Lower Case Letters a-z

Arches of the Hand Posted: 07.25.2014

Great way to encourage fine motor skills and letter formation! Roll out the lines necessary for each letter. Place the lines together on top of each dough mat to make that lower case letter. Practice printing each letter on the bottom of each page with proper formation.

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Dough Mats Upper Case Letters A-Z

Arches of the Hand Posted: 07.25.2014

Great way to encourage fine motor skills and letter formation! Roll out the lines necessary for each letter. Place the lines together on top of each dough mat to make that upper case letter. Practice printing each letter on the bottom of each page with proper formation.

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Fine Motor Flick Soccer

Fine Motor Games Posted: 01.11.2015

Updated! Flick Soccer is an exciting fine motor game that is lots of fun! Cut out and assemble goalie (folding and scissor skills), and soccer balls (scissor skills and crumbling/squeezing paper). Flick paper soccer balls at goalie target! This 8 PAGE PDF Includes: Written Directions, Visual Directions/Instructions, Soccer Ball Game Pieces, Color and Black & White Goalie Version, Color and Black & White Score Board.

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Fine Motor Skills - Dough Mats #'s 0-5

Arches of the Hand Posted: 01.19.2015

Free Membership Version - Dough Mats for Numbers 0 - 5 with proper number formation practice. Upgrade to FULL PREMIUM Member to access all dough mats!

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Flick Football

Fine Motor Games Posted: 10.01.2014

Are you Ready for some FOOTBALL! This fun Flick Football Game will be a hit! This 6 PAGE PDF includes colored, high quality Score Card, Goal Post, Football Game Pieces, Written Game instructions, and Visual Instructions/Steps. Simply Fold, Cut, and assemble Goal Post and Football Game Pieces. Flick Football Game Pieces at the Goal Post to Score!

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Flick Hockey

Fine Motor Games Posted: 01.11.2015

This hockey themed table top/floor game is designed to promote development of turn taking, following directions, visual motor, and fine motor skills. Students will enjoy the strategy and chance to be a hockey star! This 6 PAGE PDF Packet includes Written Directions, Visual Directions, Goalie, Paper Hockey Pucks, & Score Card.

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Following Directions - Monster Coloring Fun!

Coloring Posted: 08.16.2016

Includes 3 Versions/Levels of Difficulty. Complete the directions to color and give each monster some eyes, ears, body, arms, hands, legs, and feet. A great fine motor activity that involves following directions and coloring.

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Following Directions: Monster Colouring Fun!

Colouring Posted: 08.16.2016

Includes 3 Versions/Levels of Difficulty. Complete the directions to colour and give each monster some eyes, ears, body, arms, hands, legs, and feet. A great fine motor activity that involves following directions and colouring.

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Forest Friends - Roll, Clip, and Print! Fine Motor Game

Using Clothespins Posted: 10.05.2015

This Forest Animal themed game is designed to promote development of turn taking, following directions, visual motor, fine motor skills, bilateral coordination, counting (1 to 1 correspondence), number awareness, and handwriting skills. This high quality 6 PAGE PDF Includes Detailed Instructions, Game Board, and Game Cards (printing paper) - 3 Versions attached based on skill level of player.

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Goldfish Bubbles!

Using Eye Droppers Posted: 06.01.2015

Fine Motor FUN!!! This 4 PAGE PDF High Quality PDF includes: Instructions, Color Version, and Black/White (Printer Friendly) Version. Using water and eye dropper, drop the corresponding number of bubbles from each fish in the bowls below.

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Goldfish Matching Using Tongs!

Using Tongs/Tweezers Posted: 01.18.2015

Fine Motor Fun! Using Goldfish crackers, place the corresponding number of fish in each fish bowl. Can use colored gold fish to match colors in each fishbowl.

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Gum Ball Machine Coloring

Coloring Posted: 05.10.2014

This resource is a 7 PAGE PDF. Included is three levels of difficulty. Color the number of gum balls in the machine as shown on the color key.

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Gum Ball Machine Colouring

Colouring Posted: 06.10.2014

This resource is a 7 PAGE PDF. Included is three levels of difficulty. Colour the number of gum balls in the machine as shown on the colour key.

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Gumball Machine Time!

Using Tongs/Tweezers Posted: 05.25.2014

Use tongs or tweezers to place the number of items in the gumball machine that match the number on each. Use any manipulative or real candy pieces (Smarties, M&M’s, buttons, cereal, pegs, beads, pom-poms, etc.).

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Hole Punch "Go Under" Letters

Using Hole Punch Posted: 05.26.2014

Reinforce "Go Under" Letters (g,j,p,q,y) through these fun hole punch cards! Students must hole punch all the "go under" letters around each card. Color and Black and White Versions are included.

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Hole Punch Numbers

Using Hole Punch Posted: 05.26.2014

Hole punch the correct numbers around each card. Numbers 0 through 11 are included!

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Hole Punch of Fish Fun!!

Using Hole Punch Posted: 06.24.2016

Using a hole punch and colored construction paper, punch out the number of circles and glue them onto the fish. This 3 Page high quality PDF includes 2 Levels of Difficulty.

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Hole Punch Shapes

Using Hole Punch Posted: 05.26.2014

Hole punch the correct shapes around each card. Shapes include: circle, triangle, rectangle, square, hexagon, isosceles triangle, trapezoid, and rhombus.

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Hole Punch Tall Letters

Using Hole Punch Posted: 05.26.2014

Reinforce tall letters (b,d,f,l,h,k,t) through these fun hole punch cards! Students must hole punch all the tall letters around each card. Color and Black and White Versions are included.

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Jars - Black and White Version

Using Tongs/Tweezers Posted: 05.25.2014

Ink Friendly! Use tongs or tweezers to place the number of items in the jars that match the number on each lid. Use any manipulative (buttons, cereal, pegs, beads, pom-poms, etc.).

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Jars - Colored Version

Using Tongs/Tweezers Posted: 05.25.2014

Use tongs or tweezers to place the number of items in the jars that match the number on each lid. Use any manipulative (buttons, cereal, pegs, beads, pom-poms, etc.).

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Jars - Coloured Version

Using Tongs/Tweezers Posted: 05.25.2014

Use tongs or tweezers to place the number of items in the jars that match the number on each lid. Use any manipulative (buttons, cereal, pegs, beads, pom-poms, etc.).

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Kindergarten Geometry - K.G.A.2

Coloring Posted: 10.16.2015

Colorful functional worksheets that address correctly naming shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.

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Make a Pattern!

Using Tongs/Tweezers Posted: 05.25.2014

Use tongs or tweezers to place items in a pattern in each card below. Use any manipulative (buttons, cereal, pegs, beads, etc.).

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Match by Color

Using Tongs/Tweezers Posted: 05.25.2014

Use tongs or tweezers to place the items that match the color on each card. Use any manipulative (buttons, cereal, pegs, beads, etc.).

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Match by Colour

Using Tongs/Tweezers Posted: 05.25.2014

Use tongs or tweezers to place the items that match the colour on each card. Use any manipulative (buttons, cereal, pegs, beads, etc.).

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Matching Pom-Poms!

Using Tongs/Tweezers Posted: 05.25.2014

Use tongs or tweezers to place the matching colored pom-pom in the circles below.

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Monster Dough Mats

Arches of the Hand Posted: 08.16.2016

Includes 2 Monster Dough Mats! Follow the directions/instructions and roll out dough for the monster’s eyes, spots, and legs! A fun fine-motor activity!!

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Pencil Twirls

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 08.03.2014

Pencil Twirls are a fun and exciting finger warm up activity that everyone will love!!! Use these pencil twirls in preparation for handwriting and other fine motor tasks. This PDF resource includes 6 high quality pages with different skin tones.

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Pencil Walks

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 08.03.2014

Pencil Walks are a fun and exciting finger warm up activity that everyone will love!!! Use these pencil walks in preparation for handwriting and other fine motor tasks. This PDF resource includes 6 high quality pages with different skin tones.

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Pet Store - Roll, Clip, and Print! Fine Motor Game

Using Clothespins Posted: 10.05.2015

This pet store themed game is designed to promote development of turn taking, following directions, visual motor, fine motor skills, bilateral coordination, counting (1 to 1 correspondence), number awareness, and handwriting skills. This high quality 6 PAGE PDF Includes Detailed Instructions, Game Board, and Game Cards (printing paper) - 3 Versions attached based on skill level of player.

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Play Ball! Fine Motor Game

Fine Motor Games Posted: 09.26.2014

Students will enjoy the strategy and chance to be a home run hero in this game! This baseball themed table top/floor game is designed to promote development of turn taking, following directions, visual motor, and fine motor skills. Students will enjoy the strategy and chance to be a home run hero!

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Pokey the Porcupine - Version 1

Fine Motor Games Posted: 01.28.2017

The fine motor game includes detailed instructions, spinner, and game board. Child spins spinner to determine the number of toothpick quills to place in “Pokey”. He/She then pushes that number of toothpick “quills” into “Pokey” as indicated by the dots. A fun fine motor game kids will love!

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Pokey the Porcupine - Version 2

Fine Motor Games Posted: 01.28.2017

The fine motor game includes detailed instructions, 2 spinners, and game board. Child spins Spinner #1 to determine the number of toothpick “Quills” to be used. Child spins Spinner #2 to determine which color to insert the toothpick Quills. A fun fine motor game kids will love!

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Pom Pom Shapes

Using Tongs/Tweezers Posted: 04.22.2016

Use tongs or tweezers to make shapes by placing pom-pom’s in the circle outlines. Includes the following shapes: Triangle, Circle, Rectangle, and Square.

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Rain Drop Fun!

Using Eye Droppers Posted: 04.12.2016

Place this high Quality PDP in a clear protector sleeve. Place water in a small container and add a drop or 2 of dye (food coloring) to make the water change color. Using an eye dropper, drop water on the rain drops.

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Spider Dough Mats

Arches of the Hand Posted: 08.16.2016

Includes 2 Versions of Itsy Bitsy Spider themed Dough Mats. (1) Roll out playdough and place it on the drops of rain. (2) Roll out playdough and place it on the rays of the sun.

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Using Tweezers #'s 1-10

Using Tongs/Tweezers Posted: 05.25.2014

Use tweezers or tongs to place the number of items (#'s 1-10) that match the numbers below. Use any manipulative (buttons, cereal, pegs, beads, etc.).

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Using Tweezers #'s 11-20

Using Tongs/Tweezers Posted: 05.25.2014

Use tweezers or tongs to place the number of items (#'s 11-20) that match the numbers below. Use any manipulative (buttons, cereal, pegs, beads, etc.).

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