Each year I have students who struggle with their fine motor skills. I believe many kids these day are often more into screens than building, crafting and so many other tinkering activities. In the classroom, many teachers are feeling the push for academics that it is not always happening in the classroom either. I decided to put together some fine motor kids that will hopefully give my students the opportunity to build their fine motor muscles.
Fine Motor Kits
Before I went out and bought a bunch of things, I first looked to see what I already had. Most items I used were found in my house or classroom. Here’s some of the kit contents.
If you don’t have some or any of these items, you can find links to some of the items below.
Fine Motor Kit Supplies
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For the individual kits, I wanted something that I could store if need be. These photo storage kits work great. There are 16 individual containers in the box, which makes for 16 fine motor kits. Each photo container has a clasp that the students has to open, which helps with those fine motor skills.
- Iris Photo Storage– Mine were found at Michael’s and I used a coupon, bonus!!
Many of the items below you can find at a craft store. But just in case you are not near one, here are some links to some of the supplies I used in my kits.
- Pony Beads
- Chenille Stems
- Tongue Depressers
- Velcro Dots
- Snap Beads
- Paper Clips
- Rubber Bands
- Hole Puncher
- Crazy Scissors
- Nuts and Bolts- raided my garage
- Pom Poms
Each photo case (16 of them) has a different activity in them. Students pull one out, take it to their desk and play with it. The great thing about “playing” with it is they are using their finger muscles.
Here is what they look like in their kits and how I organized them.
What type of activities do you do in your classroom? I’m always looking for fresh ideas.
If you are wanting to learn more about what I put into my kits and how they are organized, check it out in my TPT store.
I have also scoured Pinterest for some fine motor activities. Check them out below!