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Every spring I think about insects.
Ants, beetles, butterflies, ladybugs, bees, and more. . . spring is a great time to both observe and learn about insects.
This year I have added to my collection of insect printables with my Insects Fine Motor Pack.
This pack includes wonderful photographs of a variety of real insects so children will get to see insects as they are in nature.
Plus, the activities in my Insects Fine Motor Pack will give your children a chance to develop important of fine motor skills – all while sparking their interest in insects!
Note: You’ll find more insect printables on my Insect Unit Study page.
The 40+ pages of activities in this Insects 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 Insects Fine Motor Pack is jam-packed with awesome fine motor activities for kids in preschool through first grade.
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More Insect Resources
More insect printables from Gift of Curiosity:
- Insects Printables Pack
- Insects Do-a-Dot Printables
- Insects Bingo
- Insects Roll & Cover Math Game
- Ant Printables Pack
- Ant 3-Part Cards
- Ladybug Do-a-Dot Printables
- Bee Do-a-Dot Printables
- Butterfly Do-a-Dot Printables