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Apple season is just around the corner. What will you be doing to celebrate the arrival of this delectable fall fruit?
Last year I created an entire Apple Unit Study with tons of ideas for learning about and with apples.
The Apple Fine Motor Pack I’m sharing in this post has been available as part of the Apple Unit Study for a while now, but for the first time I’m making it available for purchase on its own.
My Apple Fine Motor Pack includes wonderful photographs of apples and apple trees, giving children a real-world understanding about apples while they work on important fine motor skills.
Note: For more apple learning resources, see my Apple Unit Study page.
The 40+ pages of activities in this Apple Fine Motor Pack give children practice with nine different types of fine motor activities.
1. Pincer Grasp Practice
Children use their thumbs and forefingers in a pincer grasp to place buttons, stickers, coins, or any other small manipulative material on the dots.
2. Lacing Practice
Children weave yarn in and out of the holes to practice their lacing skills.
3. Tracing Practice
Children trace lines in a variety of shapes to work on pencil grip and overall fine motor control. The pack includes straight lines, angled lines, curvy lines, and looped lines.
4. Tweezer Practice
Children use tweezers to place cotton balls or pom poms on the pictures.
5. Drawing Shapes
Children work on pencil grip and fine motor control while also learning shapes.
6. Q-Tip Writing Practice
Children use a q-tip to fill in ten frames, thereby combining pencil grip skills development and numbers practice.
7. Pin Punching Practice
Children use a pin puncher to punch holes in the letters. This is another opportunity to practice pencil grip skills.
8. Hole Punching Practice
Children use a hole puncher to punch holes around the card to really strengthen those hand and finger muscles.
9. Cutting Practice
Children use scissors to cut pictures apart as well as in half along straight and wavy lines.
As you can see, this Apple Fine Motor Pack is jam-packed with awesome fine motor activities for kids in preschool through first grade.
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More Apple Resources
More apple posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Apple Unit Study
- Apple Printables Pack
- Apple Tree Life Cycle activities
- Apple taste testing
- Apple rotting experiment
- Dissecting an apple
- Apple Montessori activities