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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Help your child make sense of our colorful world with this easy-to-make color challenge!
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Use a beloved toy as a jumping-off point for a fantastic storytelling exercise in this activity that will get the littlest ones thinking about creative writing.
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Help your preschooler learn the Four Questions prior to the big night with a homemade book, complete with words and illustrations!
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This Valentine's Day, spend a couple of hours with your child constructing a colorful, spring-limbed "heart man"!
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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!
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Your child will create an adorable Christmas tree from their footprint and practice counting while decorating their tree with objects of a variety of textures.
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Kick off the spookiest time of the year with an art project inspired by the ancient Egyptian process of mummification.
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Decorate eggs for Easter without the mess by making an Easter egg collage instead in this preschool arts and crafts activity.
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Help your kindergartener practice letter strokes while experimenting with the painting style of the great artist Mondrian.
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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.
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In this activity, your kid will cut rectangles, circles and triangles to create a portrait of the jolliest man of them all: Santa Claus!
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Here's a delicious activity that lets your preschooler or pre-kindergartener prepare her own fun and healthy snack using cookie cutters.
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Your child can count down the days until Christmas while giving Santa's beard a trim. This adorable project bolsters counting and number recognition skills.
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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.
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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.
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When it comes to snack time, you can't have much more fun than a treat in a yummy edible bowl. Check out our quick and easy cookie cup recipe.
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Make candy hearts this Valentine's Day. This heart-y project helps your little one practice handwriting skills and encourages creativity.
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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 Easter.
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The alphabet is a big learning milestone for most kids. Help your child learn alphabetical order by making a food list in this fun Thanksgiving activity.
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Craft your own Mardi Gras wreath to celebrate the holiday and help your kid build her fine motor skills while you're at it!

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