Using a hand help hole punch is great for developing fine motor skills. This fine motor rainbow math game will help young children to develop the smaller muscles found in the hands, fingers and wrists, it also perfect for building number recognition. This simple game goes perfectly with our number paint chip number recognition activity.
Foundation, Kindergarten and Preschool kids can practice the early math skills of subitising, counting and one-to-one correspondence by simply rolling a dice and punching out the rainbow track. You can even adapt it for addition practice for the older grades!
Fine Motor Rainbow Math Game
Benefits Of Hole Punch Fine Motor Activities
Fine motor activities are very important in the Foundation Years classroom they help kindergarten and preschoolers to build the strength needed for future tasks including; writing, holding small items, buttoning clothing, turning pages, eating, cutting with scissors, and using computer keyboards. You can read more about the importance of Fine Motor activities in this Article.
Fine Motor Rainbow Math Game Instructions
Download the FREE Template (Link at the bottom of the post) and print. There a 5 rainbow tracks per A4 sheet. Click here for more free teacher worksheets for your next classroom activity!
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Play in a teacher led small group, pairs or individually. Each player has a dot dice for subitising. Player 1 rolls their dice and uses the hand help hole punch to punch out the matching amount of holes on their rainbow, counting aloud as they punch to help build one to one correspondence . e.g. if 5 is rolled on the dice then only player 1 punches out 5 holes.
Player 2 rolls their dice and punches out the correct number of holes. The winner is the first person to punch out all of their rainbow.
For extension introduce two dice and play the game as above but use the two dice to add quantities together.
Fine Motor Rainbow Math Game Download
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More Hole Punch Fine Motor Activities
Kids will love our creative, open-ended, hole punch fine motor activities as a math rotation task to help them practice early numeracy skills, including, number recognition, counting and matching numbers to quantity. You can even adapt it for arrays, multiplication and addition activities for the older grades! Read MORE …
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