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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**


Writing & Fine Motor

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Teach Them To Fly: Making Leprechauns! A fun fine motor activity to celebrate saint Patricks day!

Dr. Seuss Lorax Theme for Earth Day. Great follow up to reinforce story theme, activity great for color recognition, and fine motor control.

great fine motor development activity for young children. come see the FREE tutorial on how to get started with this activity tomorrow! both you and your children/students will be so happy you did!

Make Baked Cotton Balls look like apples to go along with the book Ten Apples Up on Top! This is a great way to extend the book and super sensory and fine motor fun, too.

Cute rainbow craft for St Patrick's Day: Nice fine motor activity to promote, tip-pinch.

Feed the Alphabet Monster: Repurpose bottle caps for this alphabet activity! #alphabet #abc #preschool

Play animal dress-up with these super fun and easy-to-make DIY mix 'em up animal spools!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss - Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers -- so many ideas for learning and play time fun!

Cherry Blossom Tree craft. This post talks about the fine motor strengthening involved~ Intrinsic muscle strength, defining arches of the hands, tripod grasp. Use these trees for pretend play when you're done!

Use dyed lollipop sticks for a color sorting busy bag activity. My Preschooler will love this!

Free Printable for Preschoolers: Bakery Play Mats!

35 Ways to Play & Learn With Sidewalk Chalk

Magical St. Patrick's Day Planned for You! (including freebies)Shrink leprechaun hats, turn rocks to gold and more!!! Such great march memories in the classroom! Then have your kiddos write about it!

This Ten Apples Up On Top Math & Fine Motor Activity is a fun way for toddlers and preschoolers to practice counting to ten while strengthening fine motor muscles!

"b" and "d" letter reversal tip: Little a is in little d. Use corrugated paper for kinesthetic learners to teach that "a" and "d" begin with a bumpy, circular stroke. "B", on the other hand, begins with a smooth, downward stroke.

Color matching play dough activity with learning and fine motor play. This is a great activity to "warm up" the hands before a handwriting task.

Proud nature mobile maker! Help preschool aged kids to make a nature mobile from leaves, flowers, twigs and sticks. Works on fine motor skills, threading and appreciation of nature. ~ Danya Banya

FREE printable handwriting paper for Preschool or Kindergarten. The gray area provides a visual cue to help with letter sizing and correct letter formation.

How to make a pom pom rainbow collage - toddler or preschooler craft idea. Works on fine motor skills and colour (color) recognition. ~ Danya Banya

20+ montessori and fine motor ideas

Pin now, save for later. These mini sketchbooks would be great for party favors or just for doodling whenever inspiration strikes! So easy too!! Includes a mini video tutorial.