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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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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
Dig up some dinos while promoting curiosity and sensory skills in this hands-on activity that will have your child searching for prehistoric treasure!
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
Welcome your little learner to the wonderful world of the word with these activities specifically designed for the budding reader. From letter recognition, to introductory phonics, to honing those fine motor skills, this collection of activities will get the reading and writing juices flowing and will foster a love of the written word that will serve your preschooler for many years to come!
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
This fall, make a leaf crown that will encourage creative play and your child's interest in the natural world while you help her build fine motor skills.
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
Here comes the sun! Bask in this array of sunny activities that will keep little hands and minds occupied during even the longest of summer days. From creating your own stained glass design to planting a vegetable garden that will flourish with a little water and a lot of solar power, these ideas for sun-filled fun will fire up your kid's desire to learn more about the fascinating center of our solar system.
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
In this spooky and colorful Halloween craft, your child will make a terrifying green monster! She'll also practice counting as she traces her fingers.
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
Ombre art is all the rage. Help your young artist learn all about tints and shades while creating a piece of art to celebrate Valentine's Day.
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
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
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
Learning to count can be pretty tough. Have your child play this game with you or a friend and watch her quickly become a master counter.
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
What are you the most thankful for? Challenge your kid to think about all the reasons he has to be thankful and make a turkey featuring one particular thing.
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
Warm up your little one's counting skills with this adorable winter number-match game. Play until she's warmed up and ready to count all on her own!
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
How does your ghost feel? No, no, we're not wondering if he's happy or sad, joyful or mad. We want to know his texture!
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
Nothing is more wonderfully rich than a chocolate truffle. Help your child make a batch shaped like eggs to share with family and friends this spring.
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
Help your kindergartener's handwriting, hand strength and coordination by making a 'stress ball' from this homemade, nontoxic 'silly squeezy putty.'
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten

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