I’ve been in love with ocean animals ever since my children and I did an Ocean Unit Study a few years back. And we’ve been blessed to have had the opportunity to visit some wonderful aquariums, both in California and in Hawaii. So today I’m happy to be adding to my collection of ocean printables with my Ocean 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 are important for mastering tasks such as tying one’s shoes, buttoning up a shirt, and writing letters.
My Ocean Fine Motor Pack will give your children a chance to develop a variety of fine motor skills as they learn about the wonderful animals that live in our planet’s ocean waters.
Note: For more ocean printables and lots of ocean-themed activities, see my Ocean Unit Study page.
The 40+ pages of activities in this Ocean 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 Ocean Fine Motor Pack is jam-packed with awesome fine motor activities for kids in preschool through first grade.
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More ocean resources
If you like these ocean printables, you might also be interested in the other ocean-themed printables I have created:
- Ocean Animals Book
- Ocean Animals 3-Part Cards
- Ocean Printables Pack
- Ocean Animals Bingo
- Ocean Do-a-Dot Printables
- Ocean I Spy
- Beach Printables Pack