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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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Blend art and science in this hands-on activity that shows your kindergartener how primary colors combine to make secondary colors.
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
Kids love to hear about themselves. And reading about themselves is even better! This personal yearbook will let them record all their important facts.
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
Create a glamorous yet easy-to-store puppet stage for your preschooler or pre-kindergartener!
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
Your preschooler will have a great time painting on a foil background to create a stunning, shiny work of art!
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
You don't need to shell out big bucks to keep them in fingerpaint. With this recipe, you can stew up their favorite colors, right in your own kitchen.
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
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!
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
This sunshiny art project is perfect for a rainy day and it helps preschoolers with fine motor skills.
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
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, with this project.
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
In this arts and crafts activity, help your preschooler make metal cloth embroidery art using only a metal screen, yarn, and other materials!
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
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.
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
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!
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
Introduce your preschooler to patterns in this arts and craft activity that uses household materials to create and paint scratch prints.
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
This nature craft is a great way for your child to learn about the fall season and make a festive decoration to display in your home.
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
While building his own croquet set, your kindergartener will use both his math an fine motor skills and as he plays he'll improve his hand-eye coordination.
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten

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