What do your school mornings look like? I’ll be honest and say that I wasn’t always a fan of our morning routine. Read more about how I made the most of our mornings with these 20 March fine motor activities!
For years, I used daily worksheets as morning work. And, I constantly found myself running from student to student to provide extra support… all while trying to finish the typical morning duties.
It was not fun!
In fact, it was exhausting!
I couldn’t keep up with the students who needed help, which as you can imagine, left many disengaged students sitting idle.
After much brainstorming on how I could make my mornings easier and our morning work more meaningful, I decided to implement Fine Motor Morning Tubs.
Talk about an instant gamechanger!
My kiddos were engaged… learning… and building fine motor skills!
March Fine Motor Activities for Literacy
This is one of my favorite March fine motor activities! Stretch out each word, and link the chicks in the correct order.
Read each CVC word, and link the piece of gold to the appropriate pot.
Link the carts in alphabetical order.
Sort the cards. Then, link them in the correct order to form a sentence.
Build each rainbow using play dough, pom poms, buttons, beads, or any other manipulative.
Read each word, and cover it with the appropriate color.
Give each kite a tail by building the sight word with letter beads.
Read each color word, and put the “speckles” on the frog.
Listen for the beginning blend, and link the clouds to the appropriate rainbow.
Give each kite a tail by sorting the beads by color.
Clip the correct stem (letter) onto the tulips. Match upper to upper, or upper to lower.
March Fine Motor Activities for Math
Help the frog catch the flies by using tweezers to move the pom poms to his tongue. The first person to catch all of their flies wins!
Use a +/- die for an added challenge!
Practice counting by placing colored manipulatives (buttons, pom poms, balls of play dough, etc) on the rainbow.
Count how many chicks have hatched. Then, use tweezers and pom poms to show one less and one more.
Give each kite a tail with the appropriate number of chain links.
Build and extend each pattern, as you use tweezers and pom poms.
Feed the frog the correct number of each color fly. Complete the number sentence.
Choose a subtraction card, and place the appropriate number of frogs on the log. Remove the correct number of frogs, as they jump into the pool. Finish the number sentence.
Count the frogs on the log. Add more frogs to make 10. Complete the number sentence.
Roll two dice, add that many “gold pieces” to the work mat, and finish the number sentence.
Sequence the shamrocks in the correct order, as you clip them to a piece of string.
Roll a die, and add that shape to the design. Continue rolling and building until the design is complete.
Tools for March
Here is a quick list of the fine motor tools for March:
- Gator Grabber Tweezers
- 1/2″ Black Pom Poms
- Chain Links
- Play Dough
- Pony Beads
- Alphabet Beads
- Pipe Cleaners
- 1″ Pom Poms
- 1/2″ Pom Poms
- Gold Pieces
- Mini Clothespins
- Pattern Blocks
- Foam Dice
More Fine Motor Activities
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