Fine Motor center

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  1. Mercy

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    I have different zones in my room and one is fine motor what kinds of activities do you use in this center in your rooms ? I need some great ideas !!!
     
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    Sorting small things (nuts, bolts, etc) into different cups
    Stringing beads, buttons, or letters onto string
    Putting pegs onto pegboards (can even introduce numbers, patterning, etc. if appropriate!)
    Sorting coins (this is also a good math activity)
    Putting pushpins onto a bulletin board (older, trusted kids)
    Gluing picture puzzles together onto construction paper (making a copy of a picture and then cutting it into pieces, size depends on child's ability to hold pieces and put them together)
    Taking the tops of pens and putting them on pens (vocational as well)
    Lite Brite (classic!)
    I have a thing called "Pattern Play" and they are these small triangles that are placed onto a black board with triangle slots, and they follow picture cards to create the same image
    Cutting paper (either useful cutting - such as something you need cut out for your classroom, or just practice cutting, such as cutting strips of paper)
    Putting marbles into color coded cups (drop the marbles on the table or floor and have student pick them up)

    That's all I can think of right now!
     
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    Aug 25, 2007

    One thing to add--playdoh and tools. Kids of pretty much any age love to work with dough!
     

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