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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! www.RainbowsWithinReach.blogspot.com **Debbie Clement**
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    Easy Rainbow Suncatcher Craft for Kids. Perfect for spring, St. Patrick's Day, or anytime! | Fireflies and Mud Pie

    FREE Valentine Turtles Alphabet Match center and worksheet

    Drawer Knobs & Screws/Nuts and Bolts. Kids race against clock to see how many they can screw together or unscrew while practicing saying 4-7 words. Use white board for them to write their number for next child to race against.

    Clay fine motor activities to improve strength, scissor skills, and pencil grasp.

    DIY Dry Erase Slant Boards

    Quiet Time Activities for 2 Year olds! These quiet activities are perfect for young toddlers, as young as 18 months! No mess and very little set up too. You could do them right now!

    Crayon Salt Dough recipe for sensory play and creative ornaments or manipulatives. This salt dough has a soft texture and bright and bold colors from using crayons in the dough.

    Felt Easter Egg Activity for Kids | Fireflies and Mud Pies

    50 Early Literacy Activity Ideas. Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking

    Handwriting difficulties: children who write so hard that the pencil breaks. Proprioception tips and tools.

    Kids use their fine motor skills to create Snowball Names in this preschool literacy activity

    Simple to set up fine motor activity for toddlers with dots and coins.

    Ooooh, those wiggles.  The wiggles start and then they become so distracting.  It's hard to concentrate on homework when the fingers are messing with the pencil sharpener, the feet are kicking, and the bottoms are sliding all over the chair.  Mom gets frustrated, the kiddo gets upset, and the homework battle continues. Does this sound familiar?  Struggles with <b> concentrating on homework </b> can be f...

    FREE Word Wall - President's Day Words {36 words}. Includes a personal word wall for students, a file-folder word wall for the writing/word work center and big cards for the classroom wall in color and black and white. Also comes with several different word wall worksheets.

    Make an upcycled colour carton - great for fine motor skills and colour sorting - all the colours of the rainbow (and 3 more)!

    A slew of busy bag ideas to have ready for our next road trip!

    This sensory play dough recipe is so cool! Its made with Pixy Stix candy and smells amazing. The best part is freezing the dough-its such a great fine motor strengthening activity and great for proprioceptive input to the hands.

    Free bookmark to help remind kids of what to do when they get stuck on a word.

    Letter R Alphabet Play Dough Mat. Shape the letter with kinetic sand and press in colored beads.

    Handwriting SOS - Upper Case Letter Size Differentiation. Great for children who need help with letter placement on the handwriting line!

    Need help with those fine motor pre-writing skills, these dragon tracing worksheets are loads of fun for your little one

    Salt Truck snow plow craft using easy shapes

    Creative ways to practice math skills and concepts using play dough!