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Fine Motor Activities

Summer Bug Bead

You will Need From Your Kit:

  • Pipe cleaners body and head
  • Beads
  • Wing drawings on thick stock paper

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You can purchase this activity as a part of MissMancy’s Summer Days Kit

The Activity:

This is a great activity you can do with little ones to teach beading skills. Many little ones have a hard time beading on a string so use pipe cleaners that are more stiff than a string to facilitate beading. Beading is an important task for little ones to learn since in works on bilateral coordination.

You can ask children to be creative and bead as they wish OR you can ask them to follow a certain pattern in order to work on visual perceptual skills.

You can ask children to be creative and bead as they wish OR you can ask them to follow a certain pattern in order to work on visual perceptual skills.

Cut out wings to create either a butterfly or a dragonfly! OR leave as is for caterpillars!

Skills Addressed:

An important bilateral skill that young children have to learn is beading. This teaches them to use both hands simultaneously! Also picking up small beads helps improve a neat pincer grasp needed for good fine motor skills.

This activity also incorporates simple cutting skills which once again works on bilateral coordination.

 

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