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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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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!
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
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
Make corn kernel necklaces this fall and help build your child's hand-eye coordination along with her fine motor skills.
Fine Motor Skills
First Grade
Stringing beads helps develop the hand-eye coordination kids need to write, and noodles are sized just right for junior jewelry-makers.
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
In almost every preschool classroom is a sensory table. Learn how to make one at home!
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
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
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.
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
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!
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
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.
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
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
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

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