Robin Craft Fine Motor Activity

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Spring and Robins go hand in hand.  We made this Robin craft as a Spring Fine Motor activity one day and the kids were giddy with excitement to play!  This is the perfect addition to the occupational therapist’s Spring fine motor activities. Use this egg carton craft to work on so many fine motor skills
Robin counting fine motor activity busy bag



Robin Craft Fine MOtor Activity

 This robin craft is a busy bag type of activity will keep the kids busy and little fingers moving as they count worms to feed the Spring robins.  

This egg carton family of robins was fun to make with the kids and even more fun to watch them play.

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Start with an egg carton.  We used a cardboard carton so the paint would stick.  Paint a red belly on each egg compartment.  Paint the sides and back of each robin with brown paint.  Use a hole punch to punch a hole towards the top of the robin.  Little Guy (age 5) got a big kick with this part.  He wasn’t able to squeeze the hole puncher to make the holes, but he really liked watching!
Cut small triangles from yellow cardstock.  Drag the wide end of the triangles in glue and press into the holes.  These will be the beaks for the robins.  Let the glue dry.  An hour or so will be fine.
In the meantime, make the worms!  We received a package of brown pipe cleaners from  (Thanks!!) Little Guy enjoyed cutting pipe cleaners and bending them into little bendy worms.  What a great hand strengthening activity this is!  Squeezing the scissors requires a lot of hand strength to snip the pipe cleaners.
Make a bunch of worms; You will need them!
I drew on eyes with a permanent marker and a number on the top of each robin.  Now it’s time to count and play!
Little Sister (age 3.5) counted out the number of worms for each bird (She needed help with one-to-one correspondence).  She was able to press the worms into the robin mouths using a tripod grasp.  It was fun to watch her play and count for a long time.  I overheard a little dramatic play happening as she talked to the robins and pretended they were a family eating their lunch.  
Have a fun and “busy” Spring!
More Spring Busy Bags that you might like: 
Fine Motor Busy Bag
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Free Printable Rainy Day Math Mat // Coffee Cups and
Spring Playdough Mats // Itsy Bitsy
Ladybug Counting // Preschool Inspirations
Flower Petal Patterns // Mommy
Needs a Coffee Break
Butterfly Counting // Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Spring Lamb Counting //
Adventures of Adam

Spring Fine Motor Kit

Score Fine Motor Tools and resources and help kids build the skills they need to thrive!

Developing hand strength, dexterity, dexterity, precision skills, and eye-hand coordination skills that kids need for holding and writing with a pencil, coloring, and manipulating small objects in every day task doesn’t need to be difficult. The Spring Fine Motor Kit includes 100 pages of fine motor activities, worksheets, crafts, and more:

Spring fine motor kit set of printable fine motor skills worksheets for kids.
  • Lacing cards
  • Sensory bin cards
  • Hole punch activities
  • Pencil control worksheets
  • Play dough mats
  • Write the Room cards
  • Modified paper
  • Sticker activities

Click here to add this resource set to your therapy toolbox.

Spring Fine Motor Kit
Spring Fine Motor Kit: TONS of resources and tools to build stronger hands.

Grab your copy of the Spring Fine Motor Kit and build coordination, strength, and endurance in fun and creative activities. Click here to add this resource set to your therapy toolbox.

Colleen Beck, OTR/L is an occupational therapist with 20 years experience, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. As the creator, author, and owner of the website and its social media channels, Colleen strives to empower those serving kids of all levels and needs. Want to collaborate? Send an email to

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