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    Writing & Fine Motor

    As a former elementary Art teacher and a consultant to Zaner-Bloser (yes!! they commissioned me to create a CD of original children's songs "On the Road to Handwriting") I have always been interested in supporting Fine Motor development. The board is now collaborative! **Debbie Clement**

    Writing & Fine Motor

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    FREE printable for all short vowels. Christmas Stocking CVC Word Work.

    Free Printable Holiday Envelopes

    Bright and Colorful Christmas Tree Craft for kids.

    Gratitude flower sun catcher craft for displaying the things your kids are thankful for.

    A beginner version of connect the dots for preschoolers that aren't quite reading numbers yet

    DIY Foam Geoboard Trees -- Fun, seasonal way for children to explore math and fine motor skills. A twist on the flat geoboards they're used to!

    I love these free preschool and kindergarten worksheets for Christmas. I have used them in a classroom setting and with my kids. Best part of all is that they are free!

    (KBN 83) easy art journals for kids from paper bags ~ teach them how to work and think like an artist!

    Students love this lesson! I've developed coloring sheets where I added Santa and his reindeer flying through the sky of famous pieces of art. After learning a bit about the artist and the artwork, students color the coloring sheet and then creatively write in response to my writing prompts. What fun stories they come up with!

    Practice scissor skills with Fall leaves to work on line awareness and scissor control.

    Use kinetic sand instead of play dough to practice correct number formation! So much fun for the little ones!

    Use this game to practice fine motor skills for younger kids. Also good for pre-math learning.

    Toys and tools for working on in-hand manipulation skills in kids, perfect for handwriting, pencil use, buttoning, scissor use, zippering, and more from an Occupational Therapist.

    Ghost sensory bin with cute bread tie ghost craft. Lots of sensory bin tips and tools in this post, from an Occupational Therapist, including why sensory bins are so great for kids with and without sensory issues!

    Christmas math game for kids to play using jingle bells

    Use those gorgeous fall leaves in a math ten frame activity (with Kindergarten through second graders!) and work on fine motor strengthening and proprioception to the hands, too. Such a great sensory input activity that is a workout and a fun warm up to handwriting tasks.

    Peel tape off the table (fine motor skills!)

    Movement and Motion is a Montessori inspired Toolbox that focuses on physical activity and the Montessori approach to learning grammar. Find more on

    Hanging tricky words!

    These 20 Christmas fine motor skills activities are perfect for preschoolers and kindergarten students! Play and strengthen skills at the same time!

    Kids can practice and learn vocabulary words and definitions with a hands-on learning activity using acorns and a Fall theme tree. It's a fun way to learn vocab words without just memorizing a list! Perfect for second grade ELA!

    SHoe tying tips and tools for helping kids learn to tie their shoes. Tips from an Occupational Therapist