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I’ve been fascinated with Arctic animals ever since my children and I did an Arctic unit study a few years back. So today I’m happy to be adding to my collection of Arctic printables with my Arctic Animals Fine Motor Pack.
The development of fine motor skills is so crucial for children’s development and success in learning and in life. Fine motor skills develop along a continuum, and are important for mastering tasks such as tying one’s shoes, buttoning up a shirt, and writing letters.
My Arctic Animals Fine Motor Pack will give your children a chance to develop a variety of fine motor skills as they learn about the wonderful animals of the Arctic region.
This pack uses bright, colorful photographs of Arctic animals including the Arctic fox, Arctic hare, Arctic tern, Arctic wolf, beluga whale, caribou, harp seal, musk ox, orca, polar bear, ptarmigan, puffin, snowy owl, and walrus.
The 40+ pages of activities in this Arctic Animals 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.
8. Hole Punching Practice
Children use a hole puncher to punch holes around the cards to really strengthen those hand muscles.
9. Cutting Practice
Children use scissors to cut out pictures.
As you can see, this Arctic Fine Motor Pack is jam-packed with awesome fine motor activities for kids in preschool through first grade. Perfect for your Arctic Unit Study or for children interested in Arctic animals!
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