kids favorite fine motor centers

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  1. maggie123

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    I want to set up fine motor centers for the kids to do while waiting for everyone to arrive/unpack. I have 4 and 5 year olds.

    I have some centers already, but I need several more. What fine motor activities do your students really like, that they can do independently? (by themselves or perhaps in pairs)
     
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    What age?
     
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    -Playdough
    - Pom-poms and tweezers- Have them use tweezers to pick up different size pom-poms and put in a different container or cupcake pan.

    -Plastic bugs, Easter grass and tweezers. Put Plastic bugs in a container or sensory table and cover with Easter grass. Have the students search for the bugs and pick them up with tweezers.

    -shaving cream-

    -cutting straws, playdough, string, paper and so on.

    - puzzles
     
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    Taking things apart and hopefully putting them back together again. Dollar Store flashlights are great for this.

    Squeezing water through pipettes and turkey basters.

    Hanging objects with clothespins.

    "Sewing" with yarn tied on plastic needles through Styrofoam plates.
     
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    Cutting, coloring, painting, building
     
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    Stacking cups (graduated order)
    pattern blocks with animal frames
    magnetic geometric shapes (kids build 3D structures with these)
    lacing cards
    Legos
     

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