Find details about the WATERMELON 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.***
WATERMELON FINE MOTOR BUSY BINS
Watermelon Number Play Dough Mats – Form the numbers 1-20 with play dough and then add the same number of play dough watermelon seeds to the watermelon.
Watermelon Field Counting Cards – Add the correct number of play dough or pom pom watermelons to the watermelon field.
Watermelon Color Puzzles – Match the colors of the watermelon slices to complete each puzzle.
Watermelon Path – Use dried black beans as watermelon seeds to follow the path from the watermelon to the watermelon friend.
Watermelon Seed 10 Frames – Add the correct number of pom poms to the 10 frame and then trace the numeral and number word with the dry erase marker.
Watermelon Alphabet Chains – Find the matching letters on the watermelon and watermelon seed card and hook them together with a plastic chain link.
Watermelon Wikki Stix Shape Cards – Form the shapes and designs on each card with Wikki Stix, pipe cleaners, or even dry erase markers.
Watermelon Seed Punch & Count – Use a hole punch to punch holes into the watermelon slices. Use the watermelon slices with numbers to punch that number of holes or the blank watermelon slices to just practice punching holes.
Watermelon Color Clip Cards – Find the matching color watermelon slices as the slice at the top of the card. Use a clothespins to clip each matching watermelon slice.
Watermelon Count & Cover – Roll a die, identify the number, and then cover that many spaces on the card with snap cubes. Roll again and continue to cover the spaces until all spaces are covered.
Watermelon Friends Mazes – Help the cute watermelon find its friend by finding the correct path through the maze with a dry erase marker.
Watermelon Letter Writing – Create a quick writing squish bag and use the letter cards to practice writing letters on the bag.
EXTRA SUPPLIES & MANIPULATIVES:
The printable pieces of each busy bin are included in the file. Laminating the pieces is recommended. The other supplies include:
- Play dough
- Dried black beans or beads
- Black pom poms
- Kid-friendly squeezers
- Dry erase markers
- Plastic chain links (or pipe cleaners
- Wikki Stix or pipe cleaners
- Hole punch
- Colored paper (red or pink)
- Snap cubes
- Reusable freezer bag
- Clear hair gel
- pink food dye or liquid water color
Keep the sweet watermelon themed learning going with our Watermelon Literacy & Math Centers!