Find details about the BUGS Fine Motor Busy Bins insect themed activity descriptions and extra supply lists below. Check out the images above to see how the busy bins look prepped and ready to go!
Print and prep the fine motor busy bins, and store them in small storage containers with lids (mine are from Walmart – some teachers use ziplock or colorful buckets). Switch out the 12 activities each time you switch themes. Yes, we agree. This is such a great idea!
What is a busy bin exactly?
A busy bin is similar to a busy bag activity. You put the activity together and store it in a bin to be used over and over again. Busy bins are reusable learning activities – prep once and play forever!
Each fine motor busy bin activity comes with an instruction page and a label for your bin.
***This product is part of the Endless Themed Fine Motor Busy Bins Bundle.***
BUGS FINE MOTOR BUSY BINS
Buggy Number Cards – Trace and build numbers 1-20 with beads or buttons focusing on number formation and recognition.
Play Dough Butterfly Wings – Decorate the butterfly’s wings with play dough while rolling out and forming balls with play dough. Trying to create symmetrical designs on the wings is fun too!
Color Matching Bees – Help the bees find the same color beehive by sorting the bees by color and linking them together.
Bug Magnet Words – Spell the bug words on the cards with magnets using uppercase magnets to match the cards or lowercase magnets for advanced play.
Alphabet Bug Trace Cards – Trace the uppercase and lowercase letters on the cards to practice letter formation with dry erase markers.
Beehive Shapes – Use play dough to form the shape on the beehive and then trace the dotted lined shapes with dry erase markers.
Buggy Clip Cards 1-10 – Count the spots on the bug on each card and then choose the correct number on the card to clip with a clothespin.
Buggy Play Dough Cards – Form play dough to create the parts of the bugs on the cards. For extra practice, use play dough or dry erase marker to spell out the bug words on the cards.
Counting Ladybug Spots – Identify the number on the card and then add that many black pom poms to the ladybug, counting one at a time.
Caterpillar Crunch Holes – Help the caterpillar crunch through the leaves with a hole punch. Crunch the number of holes according to the number on the leaf (1-12), or use the blank leaves for free practice.
Number Roll & Cover – Roll a die (1-6 or 7-12) and identify the number. Find the same number on the card and cover it with a snap cube. Roll again.
Pom Pom Bugs – Cover the white spots on the bug pictures with the correct colored pom poms to finish the pictures.
EXTRA SUPPLIES & MANIPULATIVES:
The printable pieces of each busy bin are included in the file. Laminating the pieces is recommended. The other supplies include:
- Buttons or beads
- Play dough
- Plastic chain links or pipe cleaners
- Letter magnets
- Dry Erase Markers
- Black pom poms
- Kid-friendly squeezers
- Hole punch
- Snap cubes
- Pom poms (gray, red, black, blue, green, purple, yellow)
Loving everything that’s growing in the garden this spring? Our BUGS Fine Motor Busy Bins are the perfect partner to our Bugs Literacy & Math Centers (coming soon!) and our Garden Literacy & Math Centers! Don’t forget to grab the Garden Fine Motor Busy Bins too!