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Fine Motor Skills

Updated: Oct 18, 2020

Does your your child struggle with holding a pencil, drawing, or using a pair of scissors? If


so, chances are your child is lacking fine motor skills.


What are fine motor skills? Fine motor skills is having the ability to use small muscles in


your hand and wrist. Think of your child's hand as a motor in a car. In order for that car to start


up, it must have a good motor. Once your child develops fine motor skills, he/she is ready for take


off. Ready? Set! Go!



Fine Motor Skills Activities

Materials: Pipe cleaners, beads, index cards, crayons, black marker/pen


This activity can be reversible. If your child is starting off with learning colors, you can create the index card pieces with a colored circle. Once your child has mastered the colors, you can change the index pieces to the colored word. Recognizing colored words will build your child's/student's sight words.





You can create this lesson for your child/student to learn numbers as well.



Materials: Pom-poms, plastic cups, and whisk


Your child/student will pinch the pom-poms from the whisk holes and separate


them by color.




Materials: paper, scissors, markers


Another way to build fine motor skills is by cutting. Create different lines for your child/student to cut.






Materials: Black marker/crayon, liquid glue, two pieces of paper ( different colors)


You can create this lesson for shapes, numbers, letters, your child's/student's name and sight words.


Have your child/student rip pieces of paper and glue them down to outline the shape, number, letter, or sight word.







Materials: Pipe cleaners, letter beads, index card pieces, black marker/pen


This activity will not only benefit with fine motor skills but sight words as well.








Materials: Black marker/crayon, paper, stickers( preferable small)


You can create this lesson for shapes, numbers, letters, your child's/student's name and sight words.


Have your child/student pinch and pull stickers off and outline the shape, number, letter, or sight word.


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