Fine Motor Skills Activities

These fine motor skill activities are a great help when it comes to developing your child's writing. These activites focus on motor skill development by improving the muscles in the fingers and hands, strengthening hand grip, and developing wrist movement. By doing all of those things, your child will be better prepared to hold a pencil for long periods of time, and learn to write with strong and controlled muscles. These fine motor skills activities include art projects like painting and tissue paper bouquets, to science projects like silly putty, and even to games like water relay! Your kids are sure to have a blast with these activities, and will be developing important skills without even knowing it.

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Your preschooler will have a great time painting on a foil background to create a stunning, shiny work of art!
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Take some of the spirit of musical chairs and incorporate it into an indoor obstacle course that will fine tune your child's motor skills!
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This beaded wind chime is fun to make and it gets kids experimenting with patterns, a key kindergarten math skill.
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In almost every preschool classroom is a sensory table. Learn how to make one at home!
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Your first grader or preschooler will love this arts and crafts activity. Write an "invisible" message in white crayon, then paint over it to reveal the secret!
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If your kid likes to color, you probably know all too well that crayons go quickly. Put those crayon stubs to use by creating colorful ironed wax paper art!
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Why spend money on fingerpaint when you can make your own? With this recipe, you can stew up your kid's favorite colors right in your kitchen.
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Forget markers or crayons. For a really unusual art project, close the art supply cabinet, and crack open the pantry! Use rice to make pictures.
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Blend art and science in this hands-on activity that shows your kindergartener how primary colors combine to make secondary colors.
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Here's a fun activity that will help your child learn to cut on a line, practice fine motor control, and create a beautiful garland, too.
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While kids learn when they can see or hear, they learn better when they can touch, too! Get your preschooler's fingers walking the alphabet today!
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Introduce your preschooler to patterns in this arts and craft activity that uses household materials to create and paint scratch prints.
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Stringing beads helps develop the hand-eye coordination kids need to write, and noodles are sized just right for junior jewelry-makers.
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This sunshiny art project is perfect for a rainy day and it helps preschoolers with fine motor skills.
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Kids love to hear about themselves. And reading about themselves is even better! This personal yearbook will let them record all their important facts.
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Develop your kindergartener's fine motor skills while tracing shadows on a sunny day with this fun kindergarten activity.
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Lacing is a great way to practice hand-eye coordination, which helps with writing. Turn it into a fun preschool art project, by stringing up some ABCs!
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Does your child have trouble holding a pencil? Is writing an excruciating task? The key is to build up those hand muscles! This water relay race can help.
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Encourage your preschooler's creativity with this exciting art project! Every "scratch art" drawing is unique and colorful!
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Kids generally can't come up with the cash to buy the bling they dream of giving mom. With this project, they can make her jewelry themselves!

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