Fine Motor Activities Storage Cart

Thursday, September 10, 2020 No comments


How to Use a Storage Cart to Organize Fine Motor Supplies for Young Children

I love using storage carts in my classroom for organization and I thought that this would also be perfect to create a fine motor station as well! I got this one from Michael's, but you can also find similar ones at IKEA and Target. This organization can be used as a teacher cart or to be freely used by your children or students. Tools and materials were found at Michael's, Target, Amazon, and the Dollar Tree. Here are some ideas on what to put on your cart:

On the top, I have put many of the tools that can be used for fine motor play, including:
  • Tweezers
  • Tongs
  • Droppers
  • Scoopers
  • Scissors
  • Loop Scissors
  • Squeezy Tweezers
  • Paper Hole Punchers
  • Dot Markers
  • Clothespins
  • Three Prong Grippers
  • Crayons
  • Squeeze Bottles
  • Chip clips
  • Citrus Squeezers

During the pandemic, individual fine motor tool boxes can be stored on the cart as well.

On the second row, I included more fine motor and sensory materials including:

  • Pipe cleaners with Beads
  • Mini Erasers
  • Pom Poms
  • Stickers and Sticker Books
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Water Beads
  • Playdough with trays and utensils
  • Kinetic sand
  • Rice

On the bottom row, I have included fine motor boxes and mats for children to use with mini erasers, playdough, or dry erase markers. Children can freely use the tools and materials on the mats and cards.

Fine motor task cards and mats shown here can be found in the Teaching the Whole Child Store


Happy Teaching!