I was working with some kids the other day, and we were coloring flowers, working on holding the pencil in a good grasp, and getting some good strokes of the colored pencils, and one little guy was not able to move his fingers independently while he was coloring. I had him do some small circles
When I first gave a student q-tips to paint with, she did a lot of smearing and squishing of the paint on the paper. She was working those fine muscles of the hand, but there was a little something missing from the picture. It was a very nice masterpiece, but lacked the lovely dots that
The color pop game is a great game that incorporates quite a few skills within one game. Some of the skills used in the game are fine motor, visual scanning, writing, counting, and finding coordinates on a chart. I use either colored porcupine balls or different colored pom poms as the popcorn in the game.
One of our favorite games is the Ocean Animal Clothespin game, so I made a variation of the game named the Wild Animal Clothespin Game, with some different animals so the kids can enjoy working on finger strengthening using clothespins while having fun. We also have some question cards and action cards to help have
Here is a great activity that is worth doing every year. I love having kids tear paper because it really makes them work hard with their fingers and work on those fine motor skills. I have had kids cut out pumpkins and create a jack-o-lantern face on them. Today we are going to tear colored