Find details about the OCEAN 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.***
OCEAN FINE MOTOR BUSY BINS
Coral Lowercase Letters – Practice lowercase letter formation while using Wikki Stix or pipe cleaners on each letter outline.
Colorful Seashell Sort – Place each colored pom pom on the correct colored seashell with kid-friendly squeezers.
Ocean Friend Puzzles – Match up the puzzle pieces correctly to create the ocean animal friends.
Linking Number Fish – Using the numbers 1-20, hook the fish together with plastic chain links while correctly matching the numbers.
Seaweed Shapes – Identify the shape on the card and build the outline of the shape with beads.
Pom Pom Ocean Friends – Complete each picture by placing the correct colored pom pom on the white spots. Add kid-friendly squeezers for added fine motor practice.
Ocean Button Trace – Use mini buttons to follow the dotted lines in the pictures. Trace each outline to create an ocean themed picture.
Ocean Play Dough Pictures – Roll play dough out into snakes and balls to create the ocean themed picture on the cards. Trace the letters in the words with dry erase marker too.
Feed the Shark Counting Cards – Feed the hungry shark the correct number of fish crackers using the numbers 1-12.
Fish Number Trace Cards – Practice correct number formation and spelling number words with dry erase markers.
Seashell Clip Cards – Count the number of seashells on the card, find the matching number, and clip it with a clothespin.
Seashell Writing Tray – Fill a small container that has a lid with a thin layer of play sand. Use the seashell letter cards to practice uppercase and lowercase letters.
EXTRA SUPPLIES & MANIPULATIVES:
The printable pieces of each busy bin are included in the file. Laminating the pieces is recommended. The other supplies include:
- Wikki Stix or pipe cleaners
- Pom poms or buttons – red , orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, black
- Plastic chain links or pipe cleaners
- Play Dough or beads
- Pom poms – red, blue, yellow, orange
- Kid-friendly squeezers
- Mini buttons
- Play dough
- Fish crackers
- Dry erase markers
- Play Sand
- Tray or container with lid
Keep up the under the sea learning adventures with our Ocean Literacy & Math Centers!