My placement school adopts a funky fingers, fancy feet scheme for fine motor skills. Each morning the children come in and do a fine or gross motor skill activity for the first fifteen minutes. Here are some of my own creations, inspired by this mindset. Ribbons and piper cleaners secured to colanders are a a fantastic, easy threading activity. All of the colours and patterns to be made have really motivated the children.
Tweezing spiders (feeding the frog). I saw this idea featured at Living Montessori Now Leap Year activities post from The Preschool Experiment (she has such a great Pond unit post). This is an empty parmesan cheese container. I glued two green pom-poms, two googly eyes and a piece of red felt.