Color Matching Bunny Tails: Spring Activity for Toddlers
Color Matching Bunny Tails is a fun and adorable spring activity for toddlers! Work on fine motor skills, color recognition, and more!
Clothespin Activities for Fine Motor Skills
The following clothespin activities will help your child strengthen the fingers, which will likely improve fine motor skills and help with handwriting and other manipulative tasks. Vary the activity to work on matching colors, improving math skills, and spelling. You Will Need: A ruler or paint stirrer Different colors of Sharpie markers Different colors of stickers Clothespins To Make the Activity: Place colored stickers on the clothespins and the paint stirrer. You can also use a Sharpie…
18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers
It's no secret that fine motor skills play an important role in a child's development and success at school. When I was teaching Preschool and Kindergarten, I saw many kids who had weak fine motor skills. I created a variety of fine motor activities to use in the classroom for students of all skill levels, as everyone can use a little help. Many parents wanted to work on fine motor skills at home too and they often asked me for ideas. The cheap fine motor activities for preschoolers that I…
Fine Motor Skills for Adults - The Ultimate List | Seniors Flourish
Get some new ideas with this HUGE list of fine motor activities when working with adults - preparatory, purposeful & occupation based ideas
Favorite Fine Motor Tools & Toys for Preschool & Kindergarten - Pocket of Preschool
My favorite fine motor tools and toys for preschool and kindergarten might come in handy as you prepare students to write. Fine motor skills take practice.
Techniques for Coloring in the Lines - The Anonymous OT
Coloring in the lines? That's so...conformist! Ok, so maybe it's an important skill when it comes to fine motor control and spatial awareness. We tried three techniques in occupational therapy to see what really works for kids.
Pen Grip Force, Fine Motor Skills and Handwriting in Children
Pen Grip Force Fine Motor Skills and Handwriting in Children The Australian Occupational Therapy Journal published research examining pen-grip kinetics during writing tasks of 181 school-age children (5-12 years old) and investigate the relationship between the kinetic factors and fine motor skills. A force acquisition pen was to measure the forces applied from the digits and pen-tip were measured during writing tasks. Each child’s fine motor skills were also evaluated. The results indicated…
Functional Fine Motor Activities for Kids Using Household Items
Functional Fine Motor Activities for Kids Using Household Items Functional fine motor activities for kids are so important to childhood development. They are the building blocks for higher level skills such as using scissors, drawing, dressing, eating, handwriting and more! Children need to experience frequent practice with fine motor activities to refine the movements in the fingers and hands before ever picking up a pencil. Of course, there are plenty of toys to practice fine motor skill…
Using push pins to develop fine motor skills - Therapy Fun Zone
Holding small objects is a benefit of good fine motor skills, and to work on developing and perfecting those fine motor skills, you can use small objects as a tool. Push pins or thumb tacks that you would use in a cork board are usually a perfect size to facilitate a good tripod grasp. The[Read More]
20+ SIMPLE HANDS ON ACTIVITIES THAT HELP BUILD FINE MOTOR SKILLS
20+ Simple Hands-On Activities That Help Build Fine Motor Skills - with fine motor skills going missing at preschool, try some of these hands-on invitations to help strengthen fine motor skills | you clever monkey. Pinned by Staffing Options & Solutions, LLC SOS Resources pinterest.com/sostherapy.
Fun Ice Cream Clothespin Game - Therapy Fun Zone
I am always working on interesting and fun ways to work on fine motor skills, and love using clothespins to work on the skills. The kids enjoy pretend playing with ice cream, but for some kids, the ice cream buttons are too hard for them to do. I want them to work on fine motor[Read More]
Slide Bag Quiz – Fine Motor and Bimanual Skills
If you need to sneak in some bimanual and fine motor skills practice with academic material, the Slide Bag Quiz is perfect! I was reading a blog post by Dr. Jean (excellent blog) on individual response techniques and she suggested a slide bag. It seemed like a creative idea so I gave it a try. It is actually a high level fine motor and bimanual task as well. I created a template to make it easy to get started right away. Print out the templates (see below). The templates include b versus d…
New Scissor Skills Book - Therapy Fun Zone
Are you looking for some ideas and information to help children learn to cut? Do you struggle with helping your child use scissors? This is a wonderful new book written by a group of therapists that goes over all of the skills areas that are used when cutting with scissors. Written by a team of[Read More]
Scissor Cutting Shapes: Pizza - Therapy Fun Zone
When working on cutting skills, it is fun to create something out of what you cut. This week I had some of my students make some pizza. I made a template for the shapes needed to make the pizza, and they traced the shapes, cut them out and glued them on to their paper. I[Read More]
Fine Motor Pet Feeding - Therapy Fun Zone
Animals are great fun for kids and can make it motivating to work on skills. I don’t have any real animals to work with, so I made some pet store animals for the kids to feed, use clothespins, and practice some writing. The activity is simple and cute. First you roll the dice to determine[Read More]