Are you searching for a fun way to get your little ones excited for summer? Look no further than our Summer Fine Motor Pack! These colorful printables are perfect for morning bins or tubs in June and are inspired by Montessori centers. Plus, they’ll help strengthen the muscles needed for handwriting. Whether you’re a teacher looking for end-of-year activities or a parent planning summer curriculum, the Summer Fine Motor Pack has all the engaging resources you need.
Early childhood students love working with interesting tools and engaging manipulatives. These summer fine motor activities for preschool and kindergarten were thoughtfully developed to work in both classrooms and homeschools. Simply grab your favorite manipulatives and supplies – play dough, mini erasers, building bricks or blocks (for example, Legos), scissors, pom poms, crayons, etc. Check out my Amazon shop if you’d like to see the materials I used.
Popsicle and Ice Cream Shape Q-Tip Art
This Q-tip dot painting activity is great for students ready to refine hand-eye coordination and precision. Your students will dip cotton swabs in paint, then dot them on the circles on the card.
Scissor Practice – Cutting Shapes
Students practice cutting and recognizing 2D shapes. Print on colored paper (as pictured) or print on white paper and pair with crayons or markers so your kiddos can color the picture.
Rainbow Fish Color Sorting Cards
This color sorting activity is perfect for color recognition or an ocean theme! Students look at the color on the card and place matching pony beads on the pipe cleaner. Instead of pipe cleaners and pony beads, these rainbow fish cards may be used to hunt for objects around the classroom that are the same color as the card.
Summer Pokey Pin Art
Another classic Montessori fine motor activity! This push pinning (or pokey pin) activity is wonderful for prewriting practice. Students hold the push pin using proper pencil grip and poke along the lines. This activity requires the student to be precise, patient, and safe! Always demonstrate how to properly handle the push pin for this type of activity.
Ice Cream Number Cards
These number cards are wonderful for counting objects like pom poms, mini erasers, or your favorite math manipulatives!
Summer Lacing Cards
Summer Hole Punch Cards
Print these hole punching cards on brightly colored paper for an easy prep fine motor activity! These cards are perfectly sized to fit in fine motor task boxes too!
Students strengthen wrist movement and coordination with these adorable summer lacing cards. Pair with some brightly colored shoe laces for an eye-catching fine motor activity.
Scissor Practice – Snipping Strips
Snipping strips are perfect for young children learning to control scissors. Students snip on the black line to cut the picture out. The pictures can then be glued on construction paper to make a collage or pattern.
Scissor Practice – Cutting Strips
For students advancing in their scissor skills, these cutting strips provide a challenge with curved and zigzag lines.
Popsicle Playdough Mats
Who doesn’t love an ice-cold popsicle on a hot summer day? These popsicle playdough mats are perfect for an easy prep summer color recognition lesson! Pair with some colorful dough for an engaging hands-on activity for preschoolers and toddlers.
Firefly Clip Cards
Count summer fireflies with this counting clip card task box. Perfect for math centers or quiet time activities!
Summer Geoboard Cards
Get your rubber bands and geoboard out for one of the most classic and beloved fine motor skills activities in early childhood classrooms! Students will love recreating summer pictures using brightly colored rubber bands.
Summer Pattern Block Mats
These mats feature classic pattern blocks in summer shapes! Your kiddos can recreate the pictures directly on the mat or on a table.
Summer Pom Pom Mats
Grab your pom poms and tweezers for this fun fine motor activity! Perfect for your June morning bins!
Summer Building Bricks Mats
Recreate fun summer pictures using these building bricks mats and your favorite bricks (like Legos)! Students can build directly on the mat or on a table. Great for July morning tubs!
Writing Tray 2D Shape Cards
This classic Montessori writing tray lesson features 2D shapes! Pair with your favorite sand or salt tray so your students can trace the shape.
Summer Playdough Mats
Summer fine motor activities wouldn’t be complete without beloved playdough! These playdough mats are super easy to prep and play with – simply print and laminate them or place them in a plastic pocket sleeve. Pair with your favorite store-bought or homemade playdough, and you’re ready to go!
Popsicle Alphabet Cards
Pair these alphabet flash cards with your favorite manipulatives like playdough, mini erasers, pom poms, or beads! Super easy to prep and wonderful for June morning bins!
Rainbow Fish Line Tracing
Pre-writing strokes are wonderful for students learning to control hand movements. Your students will love tracing the rainbow dots on these colorful rainbow fish cards!
Summer Dot Marker Shapes
Grab your dot markers for this dab-a-dot worksheet! Your kiddos will practice shape recognition as they dab the dot markers on the circles. Super easy to prep and go!
Summer Coloring Sheets
These coloring sheets are of course great with crayons, markers, and colored pencils. You can also pair them with watercolors, paint, paint sticks, and more!
Summer Connect the Dots
This beginner connect the dots worksheet is simple for early learners to use – simply draw a line from one dot to the next to create the picture! Pair with your favorite crayons, markers, and colored pencils so your students can color the picture too!
Summer Picture Tracing
Students practice pencil control by tracing the lines to create the picture. This no prep fine motor worksheet is perfect for crayons, colored pencils, and markers!
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