Fine Motor Tubs

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I’ve been wanting to share my Fine Motor Tubs with you all and decided a blog post would be best to explain! I began creating these this Summer when I realized my students needed extra practice with fine motor skills. Each month I got more and more excited and decided to continue them through the year. So far I have September-January completed and currently I am working on February..yay!

There are the same fine motor skills from September-December which include clothespins, popsicle sticks, snap cubes, color links, writing, scissors, stickers, beading/lacing, play dough, and tweezers. Here are some activities from my October Fine Motor Tubs.

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My newest pack in January I have switched some of the tubs with different skills. These tubs include clothespins, popsicle sticks, snap cubes, color links, writing, pattern blocks, salt box, beading, play dough, and tweezers. Below you will find several pictures of the activities!

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The salt box is always a fun activity but it helps them with letter formation and a tactile way to do it. The pattern blocks are a fun way to engage in visual discrimination and manipulating the blocks.

JanClothespins JanBead

These two are a great way to get kids using their fine motor skills in their fingers! The clothespin activities and beading take some extra practice. The clothespins should be tied together with white yarn and the sight word beads would have white pipe cleaners to string on.

These are just a few examples of how my fine motor tubs work. All tubs have picture direction cards for students to use in case they forget what to do. The plastic containers are from Target and they were found during back to school time. You can get them online at Target and they are called Sterilite Pencil Box-Clear. They are 1.99 each.

I hope you find these activities exciting and engaging for your little ones too! I know my kiddos have loved them this year and have been very successful as they arrive.

Thanks again for stopping by! If you have any questions about my Fine Motor Tubs please email me at littlekinderlove@gmail.com I’d be more than happy to answer any of your questions:)

ALi

100th Day

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It’s been awhile since I have blogged but we FINALLY had our 100th day in January this year, even it was the 31st! Here’s a look at our morning 100th day snack! It’s nothing fancy but was quick and they loved it! I have one student say, “this was the best morning snack EVER” and “this was such a yummy snack”. And it was only 1 cracker and two peanut butter sandwich crackers!

Here are a few of the activities we did on our 100th Day! Students brought in their 100 Collections. We had gummy bears, sea animals, legos and bags of random stuff! It was fun watching students count all of their items with their partners.

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numb100Students also had the chance to rotate through 6 stations through out the day! They had checklists that we used and hole punched when they went to each station just incase we couldn’t remember which rotation they didn’t get to. You can see the checklist (yellow paper) in the right picture.

Students practiced writing their numbers to 100. This was great practice for students counting and writing their numbers.

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Here were a couple students using the number 100 to create their own 100th day pictures. They came out SUPER cute this year and I forgot to take a picture here and add it. They were so creative with this, we had lions, faces, helicopters, sharks, and much more!

 

 

foodStudents also made a 100th Day snack mix. This was their favorite as food is always a winner in Kids HEARTS (and mine too). They had to count 10 different foods and place them on ten, ten frames.

We had a fun day but we were all exhausted by the end! I hope you enjoyed some of the fun excitement in our room.

Thanks for stopping by!

ALi