Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Do You Clippy? and a FREEBIE

During the special education class in my masters, I learned that using clothespins can help students work on their fine motor skills. When you think about it, it makes sense. When you go to clip a clothespin, you hold it just like you would a pencil. When making my little TPT units, I try to include what I call "clippy stations" whenever I can.

Here is what my clippy station looks like:

I just used yarn and push pins. My clippy stations are attached to the back of my cubbies. I actually hammered the push pins in so they wouldn't come out easily. 

 Click below to get your freebie off of my new rhyming unit so you can try clippy stations.

This freebie is one of the many activities in my new rhyming unit.

Here are some more little units that include clippy stations.

I'd love to hear from you! Do you use something similar? What else do you use to develop fine motor skills?

Mrs. Lindsey


  1. What a wonderful idea! I love your freebie! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I'd never thought about kids practicing clothespinning! What a great idea for fine motor development! I am guilty of not focusing too much on fine motor development outside of cutting, writing and coloring. I do have the kids use pencil grips if it's apparent that they are still in need of added assistance, and I always start the year with fat pencils and crayons and end the year with thin pencils and colored pencils. Thanks for the clippy idea!

    Primarily Primary

  4. Love it... pinned it to my rhyming board and Simply Center's Literacy board! Thanks for the freebie!
    Simply Kinder, Simply Primary, & Simply Centers

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  6. Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower! I use clips for matching pictures, letter id, and number id. I have also used it for the kids to spell their name.

  7. What an adorable *freebie*. Thank you so much for sharing it. =)

    Heather's Heart


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