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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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Develop your kindergartener's fine motor skills while tracing shadows on a sunny day with this fun kindergarten activity.
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
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
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
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
This pair of ice skates won't get you very far on ice, but they'll still dazzle during the coldest season of the year.
Fine Motor Skills
First Grade
Reuse the tops of tissue boxes as photo frames for treasured family photos in this fun craft activity.
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
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
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
Celebrate April showers with a springtime arts and crafts activity: make sparkly, shiny raindrops with your kid.
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
Help your kindergartener pick up spelling, alphabetical order, sight word practice, and reading fast with just simple clothespins and paintsticks.
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
This sunshiny art project is perfect for a rainy day and it helps preschoolers with fine motor skills.
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
Here's a delightful activity that uses your child's name to help him improve his writing skills.
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
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.
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool

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