Rainy Day Craft {with a fine motor twist!}

Categories: Curriculum Ideas

As part of our planting and gardening unit, we did this super adorable craft last week. And this little goodie is an occupational therapist’s dream. So much fine motor skill development packed into one short activity – talk about bang for your buck. You know I thrive on activities that hit a multitude of goals at one time! This craft got my kids out of their seats, use a range of skills, and following multi step directions.

I borrowed this idea from – Mama Jenn’s Blogspot – mine aren’t nearly as adorable as hers!

rain drop craft

Here is how we made them:

rain drop craft

rain drop craft

We taped the paper on the white board – it was fun to get them out of the seats and it was challenging angling the glue bottle correctly to get the rain drops to drip. Love this craft!



7 Comments

  1. I love this activity! With all the rain we have been getting, and are getting more, this will be the perfect art project and display for my class! I also like the added benefit of supporting fine motor skills!
    Teaching Special Kids

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  2. O my gosh! Too cute! They all did a really good job!!

    And yes – rain go away!!!

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  3. Love this idea. I have two kids that I homeschool and am planning on doing this art craft with them tomorrow. We will use glitter paint though instead of glue. Thanks!!

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  4. Hope your kids like it 🙂

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  5. Please! I am ready for sunshine and warm weather!!

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  6. Glitter would be a great addition to this!

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  7. I did this with my students the other day- so great! I’m not too crafty, so I was quite impressed with this and even showed them off to the custodians. The kids really enjoyed it and it worked on many skills. It was “doable” for all levels, too. I printed “rain, rain, go away!” and had them sequence the words instead of writing them as a mod for my lower kids.

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