Spring fine motor skills can include various ways to practice cutting, pasting, and even coloring. While the typical exercises might involve cutting and pasting, there are other ways to encourage your students.
Using a spring theme can encourage your bilingual students to follow instructions, have fun painting, and practice writing.
Spring Fine Motor Skills Using Scissors
Practicing cutting can be challenging for some students, especially if your students are left-handed. Trying to figure how to hold scissors can create anxiety and confusion.
However, your students don’t have to deter from learning how to hold scissors. Of course, practice takes time. You might want to consider paper strips with a variation of dotted lines.
Consequently, each exercise can help students to master how to cut along a line. The spring fine motor skills practice has a variety of lines that children can cut.
For example, you can help children to cut along straight, curved, or zig-zag lines. In this way, they can use scissors, left-handed or right-handed, to practice.
For more learning, you can print these worksheets on color paper and practice when needed.
Spring Do-a-Dot Shape Practice
What’s more fun than coloring? Children love to color as much as paint.
- The do-a-dot spring printables are ideal ways that your students can practice fine motor skills.
- For example, each shape has dots that they can use paint or other tools to dab.
- This activity creates a learning experience for children to hold a pencil or brush and dab.
- As they move the tool from dot to dot, they can practice holding that tool and eye coordination.
- A fun painting activity like the spring do-a-dot also encourages your students to practice shapes.
- Each shape has small dots that they can color and practice shape identification.
- Also, you can give specific instructions on which colors to use.
- For instance, if you want to use the colors you’re learning in class, you can emphasize those colors.
Furthermore, you can use the writing practice at the end of the worksheets to encourage shape terms and handwriting.
Spring Cutting Practice
Just as practicing to use scissors and holding a writing tool are essential skills, identifying numbers in sequence is vital. With the help of the number paper strips, you can help students identify numbers in sequential order.
For instance, when you cut the paper strips, order them from one to ten. In that way, your students practice cutting and numbers. Then, you can arrange the strips of paper in a variety of ways.
- One way is to cut and paste onto construction paper or card-stock paper.
- Another way to use the paper strips is to cut and paste them onto a paper plate.
- Next, you can write each child’s name on the paper plate.
- Then, you can hang the plates from a string or ribbon to decorate a bulletin board or wall.
In conclusion, spring fine motor skills generate fun ways to learn cutting, shapes, and numbers. Ideally, bilingual students will find different ways to hold a writing tool or scissors.
Of course, having many ways to practice these fine motor skills encourages them to write and learn.