I know lots of teachers who love to use fine motor groups or stations as a way to break up classroom instruction. It was always one of my students' favorite groups! Here are three low prep activities you can try out during fine motor rotations that your students will love!
1. I have never met a kid that didn't want to try out using a hole punch as soon as they saw me pull it out. There's just something about them! I love these seasonal punch cards because they give students intentional practice with a hole punch.
If you have students that have difficulty using a hole punch, you could use small stickers or stamp markers instead. Both options are still great practice for fine motor skills.
2. Tracing can be so boring for students but add a dry erase marker and it's a whole new activity. This set of holiday tracing task cards is great for independent work or fine motor stations. I like to buy a set of colored dry erase markers for students to use with these task cards to make it even more exciting.
3. Another favorite set of task cards in my classroom was this set of dot to dot task cards. I like to create task cards that are a little different than what my students are used to. It helps them generalize work skills and makes learning more fun.
These are really good for students who are working on pencil grip and hand-eye coordination.
Let me know what you think of these activities!