Fine Motor Skills Task Box Freebie!

Free Fine Motor Skills Task Box Activity

If you're looking for ways to integrate fine motor activities into your school day, I've got something for you! As I discussed in this earlier post, making time for activities that strengthen fine motor skills is so important in any early childhood classroom. As academics and technology have been pushed down into earlier grades, some of the play activities that naturally develop motor skills have been displaced. Teachers must be very purposeful in their planning to ensure that they are educating the whole child in a balanced and age-appropriate way. With this in mind, I designed Fine Motor Skills Task Boxes (see them here or read more about them here) that can be used by young children independently throughout the year. These boxes allow children to engage in fun, hands-on activities while strengthening their little fingers and practicing age-appropriate skills.

If you'd like to try a fine motor task for free, keep reading!

Fine Motor Skills Bins

My Fine Motor Task Skills Task Boxes are self-contained activities that fit into pencil boxes. Each activity was designed to use materials that teachers tend to have on hand. Because these activities are simple and include picture directions, they are perfect for students to work on independently. This makes them ideal activities for morning work or early finishers. Many children even pick these activities during free choice times!

In my TPT store, you can find a variety of fine motor sets, but I have just created one new activity that you can have for free when you subscribe to my email list. (I will use your email address to send you occasional newsletters filled with ideas and resources. I will never sell or give your address to anyone else, and you can unsubscribe at any time.) Scroll to the bottom to sign up right away, or keep reading to see what you'll get.

Playdough Creations Fine Motor Task Box

Free Playdough Task Cards and Labels

This task box activity includes a box label, a picture instructions card, and 16 playdough task cards. The task cards are numbered and can be attached with a binder ring. The first cards have students practice making simple shapes with playdough (a ball, a snake, a disk...) and subsequent cards have them use those shapes to make more complicated models. These cards help children build their confidence, which allows their creativity to really flow!

Fine Motor Skills Task Box Play-Doh Cards

To put the box together, simply print the label, instruction card, and task cards onto cardstock, laminate them, and cut them out. Then, punch a hole in each task card and connect them (in order) with a binder ring. Attach the label to the top of a pencil box and the instruction card to the inside of the lid. You can use tape or hot glue to attach these, or, if you think you might like to switch out the activity later in the year, Velcro is a great option. Put the task cards and a small container of playdough into the box and you're ready to go!

Fine Motor Skills Task Box Playdough Freebie

Fine Motor Skills Task Box Playdough Freebie

Thanks for reading! Sign up below to get the download link for your freebie (you will have to confirm your email address in order to get to the download link. If you don't see the email in your inbox, please check your spam or junk folder. If you don't see the sign up form at all, and you are reading on your phone, try switching to "web view" at the bottom.)

Let me know in the comments or by email if you have any questions or thoughts you'd like to share.



26 comments:

  1. Not seeing the sign up link???

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  2. Hello! I signed up to the subscriber list but have not received the play dough freebie. Will that get sent to my email? Thank you!

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    1. Hi Laura,
      You should have gotten a confirmation email with a link that will take you to the freebie. If you haven't gotten it, it may have gone to your spam folder. I am going to send out an email with a link to the freebie right now since I have fixed a typo. If you don't get it, let me know and I will check the status of your confirmation. Sorry about the trouble and the late reply!
      Susan

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  3. This is great! Can't wait to use it with my kinders. Just a note: there is a typo on the directions part - the 2nd box says "Mae" instead of "Make".

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me know about the typo. I've just fixed it and will send out the link to the corrected file in just a few minutes. I don't know how I managed to miss this comment earlier! Thanks again!
      Susan

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  4. Hey, I haven't received my confirmation email/taskcard link. I've checked my spam, but not there either. Can you help?

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    1. Hi Jane,
      I'm sorry about that! Would you mind sending me a quick email at susan@myhappyplaceteaching.com? I will get the freebie to you and check to see why you didn't get the confirmation.

      Thanks for reaching out!
      Susan

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  5. I don't see the link to click on

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    1. If you are using your phone to view the post, you will need to switch to "web view" at the bottom of the post in order to see the sign-up form. If you still can't find it, send me an email at susan@myhappyplaceteaching.com and I will see what I can do!

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  6. I am always looking for fine motor quiet activities! Love these!

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  7. Hi Susan,
    I haven't received my confirmation email/taskcard link. I've checked my spam, but not there either. Can you help?

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  8. Hello! Would you please send me a quick email at susan@myhappyplaceteaching.com? Then I will be able to manually add you and get you the freebie link. Sorry for the inconvenience! I’m not sure why the follow-up email doesn’t come to some people.

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  9. Hi Susan, I'm looking for tasks for my adult son who has autism. Thanks for the good ideas. Trina.C.Painter@gmail.com

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  11. Is this still available? I don't see the link.

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    1. Hello! If you are reading on your phone, please scroll to the bottom and switch to “web view.” You should then see a sign up form at the end of the post. If that doesn’t work, send me an email at susan@myhappyplaceteaching.com and I will sign you up manually. Thanks!

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  12. Hi

    I signed up to the subscriber list and I have the link to the freebies. But I don't find the Playdough Creations Fine Motor Task Box ?

    Thank you

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    1. Hello! Would you please send me an email at susan@myhappyplaceteaching.com?
      Thanks!
      Susan

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  13. Hello, can you send it to my email please? Thanks.

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  14. Hi Jennifer, if the freebie sign up link isn’t working for you, please send me an email at susan@myhappyplaceteaching.com and I will send it to you. Thanks!

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  15. I have not yet received my freebie link. I have put my email in twice. my email is kstafford@concept-connections.com

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    1. I just sent you an email. Sorry for the trouble!

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  16. Hi There,
    I am not seeing a link for the freebie of the playdough task. Are you still offering it?

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    1. Hello! If you are reading on your phone, please scroll to the bottom and switch to “web view.” You should then see a sign up form at the end of the post. If that doesn’t work, send me an email at susan@myhappyplaceteaching.com and I will sign you up manually. Thanks!
      -Susan from My Happy Place

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