Preschoolers love activities that work their fine motor skills. It may be because fine motor activities include hands-on learning fun. Fine motor activities may be a challenge to little hands and fingers as they are helping strengthen muscles to later be able to work on those big kid skills. This is why our farm fine motor activities for preschool can be the perfect addition to any farm theme that includes engaging, meaningful learning!
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Farm Fine Motor Activities for Preschool
This set of farm fine motor activities includes 12 printable activities. Each activity comes with a page that tells how to play and what additional supplies may be needed or used during the activity. That list can be found under the extra supplies and manipulatives section.
But do not worry.
The supplies needed to make sure that these activities can be played while encouraging the strengthening of fine motor skills, are probably already in your preschool supplies! We are all about keeping things simple.
Print the busy bins on white cardstock, except the hay bales. Print the hay bales on yellow paper to make them seem more real. Prep each fine motor busy bin activity according to the directions included in the file.
Laminate the printable games and activities so that they can be used over and over again.
The farm fine motor busy bins can be stored in a small plastic container. You can find Sterilite plastic containers with lids that clip to close. You can also use a classic pencil box to make things easy on yourself.
Fine Motor Busy Bins
Fine motor activities come in all shapes and sizes in the preschool classroom! There is no true category of fine motor learning activities because they overlap with all other preschool skills that your preschools are working towards mastering. You can find fine motor skills included in many different categories of learning ideas.
These activities can be used as morning welcome work as each of your preschoolers enters the classroom in the morning.
In my 3’s classroom, I would use these activities in small groups to practice playing the activities correctly and with purpose. This allowed me to be able to assess certain skills and build confidence with the younger preschoolers.
In my 4’s classroom, these busy bins would be used as independent or table activities during our learning centers. The directions and goals are simple enough for this age group to understand how to play. I would use our Literacy & Math Centers in our small groups with the older preschoolers.
When first introducing the fine motor busy bins in your classroom, consider using small trays in front of each seat at the table. This encourages preschoolers to play in one area and keep all of their supplies together in the tray. It also makes it easier to switch when another preschooler comes to play at that seat.
Find this set at the yellow button below.
You will want to grab this set of fine motor busy bins to add to your daily plans. The prep is ridiculously simple and the activities will never go out of style!