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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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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!
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
This beaded wind chime is fun to make and it gets kids experimenting with patterns, a key kindergarten math skill.
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
Create a glamorous yet easy-to-store puppet stage for your preschooler or pre-kindergartener!
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
Help your kindergartener pick up spelling, alphabetical order, sight word practice, and reading fast with just simple clothespins and paintsticks.
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
Encourage your preschooler's creativity with this exciting art project! Every 'scratch art' drawing is unique and colorful!
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
This hanging wall pot made from homemade clay is a perfect arts and crafts activity for preschoolers.
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
Make a 'magic dough' using only flour, water and food coloring and have the kids guess what color appears.
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
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!
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
Reuse the tops of tissue boxes as photo frames for treasured family photos in this fun craft activity.
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
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
Develop your kindergartener's fine motor skills while tracing shadows on a sunny day with this fun kindergarten activity.
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
This craft is an excellent way to learn about African-American history, and it also provides fine motor practice.
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten

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