Here are some cute baby animal puzzles for fine motor and visual discrimination skills. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper and cut along the lines to make three pieces for each puzzle.
I laminated all pieces and then set them out on a table. You can mix all the pieces up to make building the puzzles more difficult or you can keep the same animal puzzle pieces together.
In this activity children find the puzzle pieces from the same animal and put them together. You can also put self-adhesive magnets on the back of the pieces and use a metal cookie sheet to put the puzzles on. There are thirteen different animals.
As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where I have added baby animal writing skills.
I made fine motor punch strips to work on fine motor development and eye-hand coordination skills. I printed the sheets on different colors of paper and I used a paper cutter (scissors work fine) to cut the strips.
I made long strips and short strips (there are cutting guides on the patterns) and I've include two levels of punch placement indicators.
In this activity children chose a punch strip and punch along the holes where indicated. Mini clothes pins and large plastic paper clips can also be used. You can download the pattern below:
fine motor punch strips
I made a spring bird shape match for recognition and visual discrimination skills. Print the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them and laminate them.
I separated the nests and the birds and set them out. The children picked a birds and then found the matching nest with the same shape. Play continued until all birds and nest had been matched.
As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where I have added a spring bird color match.