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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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Kick off the spookiest time of the year with an art project inspired by the ancient Egyptian process of mummification.
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
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.
Fine Motor Skills
First Grade
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.
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
Help your preschooler understand that the surrounding world is made up of a varied combination of land, air and water with this simple activity.
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
There's nothing like a little sunshine to chase the blues away. Give your young one an opportunity to witness the power of the sun first hand with informative plant-growing activities. He'll also find out how to make an outdoor oven that's powered purely by the sun's rays. Last, but not least, have him celebrate this enormous star's beauty with some lovely sun crafts. One thing's for sure, this collection of sunny activities is guaranteed to let the sunshine in!
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
Decorate eggs for Easter without the mess by making an Easter egg collage instead in this preschool arts and crafts activity.
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
Craft your own Mardi Gras wreath to celebrate the holiday and help your kid build her fine motor skills while you're at it!
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
This Valentine's Day, spend a couple of hours with your child constructing a colorful, spring-limbed 'heart man'!
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
In this arts and crafts activity, boost your kindergartener's letter recognition and reading skills by helping her create a paper word quilt.
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten
Invite your child to craft dream cloud magnets to display her hopes and visions for the future!
Fine Motor Skills
Second Grade
Help your kid make beautiful coin rubbings to decorate a fun treasure box.
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
No matter if it's election day, an important leader's birthday, or any U.S. holiday, this red, white, and blue craft is a great way to show your patriotism.
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
Octopi aren't the most cute or cuddly creatures, but they deserve love too! Let your child share her love on the legs of a paper octopus.
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
Create an bouquet of flowers that will last forever using plastic straws and tissue paper!
Fine Motor Skills
Preschool
Make a beautiful - and realistic looking - sunflower using sunflower seeds and a paper plate with this fun kindergarten arts and crafts project.
Fine Motor Skills
Kindergarten

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