Our students have a lot of needs and require a lot of practice in order to master and retain skills. It is important to figure out ways for tasks to do “double duty.” We need to use and design tasks that use students’ time to the fullest. Here are some fine motor activities to integrate into any themed work box.
5 Ideas For Adding Fine Motor Skills Into Work Boxes
Another fun fine motor activity is stretching rubber bands onto a cup or similar item. Not sure why, but my class loves this one! If you want to integrate other skills into this fine motor task you could have students make a pattern or extend a pattern using colored rubber bands.
You can also add in cut and paste fine motor tasks. The one pictured below targets cutting, visual motor skills, tracking, one to one correspondence, and gluing. This is one of the worksheets in the Making Sets resource.
If your focus is more on pre-writing and writing skills, you could add in a worksheet where the student needs to respond in writing rather than pasting his answer. Again, you can target these fine motor skills while integrating a ton of other skills.