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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Make a "magic dough" using only flour, water and food coloring and have the kids guess what color appears.
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Help your kindergartener pick up spelling, alphabetical order, sight word practice, and reading fast with just simple clothespins and paintsticks.
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It can feel good to hit something when you're mad. The more your child pounds, squeezes, and mashes this dough, the better these play dough cookies will taste!
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Reuse the tops of tissue boxes as photo frames for treasured family photos in this fun craft activity.
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Help your preschooler understand that the surrounding world is made up of a varied combination of land, air and water with this simple activity.
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It's always good to have a little help during the holiday. Show your child how to set a table setting and then help him create a placemat map.
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Help your kid make beautiful coin rubbings to decorate a fun treasure box.
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Here's an easy activity that will help your preschooler improve his number recognition and math skills while satisfying his afternoon hunger.
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Here's a delightful activity that uses your child's name to help him improve his writing skills.
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Make a tooth care poster with your kindergartener to help her understand how important it is to take care of those growing pearly whites!
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In this arts and crafts activity, boost your kindergartener's letter recognition and reading skills by helping her create a paper word quilt.
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Help your kindergartener's handwriting, hand strength and coordination by making a "stress ball" from this homemade, nontoxic "silly squeezy putty."
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Celebrate April showers with a springtime arts and crafts activity: make sparkly, shiny raindrops with your kid.
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Tell your child you want to work on kindergarten readiness skills and she's not likely to jump up and clap. But turn it into a game and it's a different story.
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Kids in preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school will love turning flower pots into homemade musical instruments in this fun and simple activity.
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This counting activity helps preschoolers learn about number sequences and adding.
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Create an bouquet of flowers that will last forever using plastic straws and tissue paper!
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Winter is a great time to create a textured polar bear. Not only will your child gain practice identifying shapes, he'll also work out fine motor skills.
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Your child can create his own texture tree, experimenting with design during the process. The result will be a beautiful addition to your holiday decorations
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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.

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