Fine Motor and Counting Activity
Today’s work task is a easy one that works on fine motor skills and counting. I’ve shown you this kind before and today I’m sharing a new version I put together. I like to use the same format of a task but change out the academic skills for a couple reasons. Once a students knows what they are expected to do with a certain kind of task they are able to work more independently and focus more on the academic component. It’s also a great way to introduce new academic materials while still using a part of the task that they are familiar with.
|This one is in progress. You can let students put the numbers in any order or make it more challenging by having them find the popsicle stick that comes next.|
To attach the number squares to the popsicle stick I recommend using packing tape. Simply cut about a 3″ piece of packing tape and wrap it from the bottom of the front of the card to bottom back of the card. Press the tape firmly to the popsicle stick and the paper. This should make it pretty durable.
Some of my students are HARD on stuff and they haven’t managed to tear this up yet. I did use regular tape on my 1st version of these boxes and it didn’t take very long at all for the paper to fall off. If you use packing tape there’s no need to laminate the paper before attaching it to the stick, though I would recommend print on cardstock.