Clip Worm Fine Motor Activity Freebie

The clip worm fine motor activity is a simple and economical challenge for little fingers and hands.  To start, dig through your recycle bin and grab some cardboard!  You can download a FREE hand out of this activity at the bottom of the post.

The clip worm fine motor activity is a simple and economical challenge for little fingers and hands.  To start, dig through your recycle bin and grab some cardboard!  You can download a FREE hand out of this activity at the bottom of the post.

Materials Need for the Clip Worm Fine Motor Activity

You will need:

  • Recycled paper towel tube cut into strips
  • Googly eyes
  • Colored paper clips (large and small)
  • Hot glue gun (for adults to use)
  • Scissors to cut paper towel tube

How to Make the Clip Worm

An adult prepares clip worms by cutting paper towel tubes into strips and hot gluing googly eyes.  If you do not have googly eyes, have the children draw on fun eyes.

Have child place paper clips onto the worm bodies in targeted ways such as one color, alternating color patterns, alternating paper clip placement, or alternating size placement. You choose based on the skill level of the child completing the task.

Tips and Suggestions

Bending the worms in the opposite direction will help reduce the amount of curling the worm strip has when assembling paper clips.

Using larger paper clips can improve a child’s grasp and requires less fine motor precision.

Make it a game.  Have child roll a number and/or color die to sort and place paper clips.

Skills that are Developed with the Clip Worm Fine Motor Activity

Children will practice the following skills when creating the clip worm:

  • Fine motor coordination, manipulation, and control
  • Fine motor precision
  • Finger strength
  • Grasp patterns
  • Bilateral coordination
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Visual perception
  • Color recognition
  • Arch development
  • Counting

Download your FREE copy of the Clip Worm Fine Motor Activity

You can download your one page PDF printable of the Clip Worm activity here.

The clip worm fine motor activity is a simple and economical challenge for little fingers and hands.  To start, dig through your recycle bin and grab some cardboard!  You can download a FREE hand out of this activity at the bottom of the post.

Get more Fine Motor Activities

Fine Motor Stations Series 2 digital download includes 25 more fun and engaging fine motor activities for children using simple and easily obtained materials.  This ebook is second in a series written by Regina Parsons-Allen, COTA.  The activities are designed to be engaging and intrinsically motivating.

This activity is from Fine Motor Stations Series 2.  The digital download includes 25 more fun and engaging fine motor activities for children using simple and easily obtained materials.  This ebook is second in a series written by Regina Parsons-Allen, COTA.  The activities are designed to be engaging and intrinsically motivating.  Most of the supplies are readily available in schools and at home enabling you to provide a variety of activities with little concern for cost. Suggestions and modifications are provided to be inclusive of many skill levels.  FIND OUT MORE.

The clip worm fine motor activity is a simple and economical challenge for little fingers and hands.  To start, dig through your recycle bin and grab some cardboard!  You can download a FREE hand out of this activity at the bottom of the post.