Stack the cheerios- so fun! great for fine motor development!

~Cheerio stacking~ How Many Cheerios Can You Stack? GREAT for fine motor skill building.

This bottle and lid matching activity really works the fine motor muscles

Bottle and lid matching activity - great idea for an OT activity! Definitely targets fine motor skills, visual motor, and cognitive skills! So simple!

Scooping "Cool Whip" onto pie -- add small motor with tongs

I love this counting activity for Cooking Fun! Scoop the appropriate number of cotton balls "ice cream" onto each pie -- add small motor with tongs

Fine motor, lifting objects with various tools including large tweezers, chop sticks...explore

Ateliers de manipulation type Montessori

WATER TRANSFER: Fine motor, lifting objects with various tools including large tweezers, chop sticks.

Great activity with kids. Works on counting, number recognition & fine motor skills. Wasn't too hard for a 3 year old & 6 year olds really like it too. They added the difficulty of patterns to reach the right number/pipe cleaner.

Rockabye Butterfly: Hands-on Counting Activities - Beads on a Pipe Cleaner Activity

Ribbon tray with string for fine motor development.

Passive Program: Ribbon tray with string for fine motor development.

Placing marbles on an upturned bath mat - rockmyclassroom.com

My new funky finger table gym

thread objects on a skewer DOUGH GYM

Thread objects onto wooden sticks, skewers, or straws. Children loved doing this with Cheerios!

Pom pom sorting with differentiated tools rockmyclassrooom.com

Pom Pom sorting with differentiated tools

Finger Gym challenge area - transporting pom poms with 3 different tools.

Finger Gym challenge area - transporting pom poms with 3 different tools - fine motor training

Finger Gym - golf tees and eyeballs

Finger Gym - balancing eyeball golf balls on the tees small muscle coordination

Funky fingers and initial sound sorting. More phonics ideas in my blog post http://rockmyclassroom.com/2014/11/15/a-typical-phonics-lesson/

Funky fingers and initial sound sorting

Fine-motor fun with pipe-cleaners, beads and colanders on the Finger Gym - from Rachel (",)

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Finger gym, including Pipe-cleaners, beads and colanders on the Finger Gym from Rachel (",)

Mr Potato Head Finger Gym challenge

Mr Potato Head Finger Gym challenge - nice invitation to play

Picking up 'worms' with peg 'beaks'. Beat the timer! - from Rachel (",)

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Feeding the birds - finger gym by Rachel (",)

Dough Gym is a very effective programme for children who really need to work on their upper body and gross motor development, but there may well be children in our setting who need more focused inp...

A good handwriting/pen grip assessment. Easy to use but effective

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