Crayon Kids Fine Motor Coloring Centers. Teach how to use a crayon and developing fine motor skills to color. Includes training sheets. Preschool - 1st grade teachers need this file to help students learn to coloring in the lines, to change direction when coloring and to develop a correct grasp on a pencil or crayons. Frustrated with students coloring out of the lines, messy coloring, poor grip patterns - coloring is an important skill for more advanced skills for handwriting!
This product is not just coloring sheets. It is a program developed by an occupational therapist to get improved coloring skills in classrooms. Perfect for preschool - 1st grade.
126 fine motor labs. All designed to teach dynamic coloring skills versus static coloring skills. Dynamic coloring skills involve using the thumb, index and third fingers as a unit to flex and bend to coloring in all planes.
All pages are quick no prep set up. Print, and cut each page into 1/4's (one file 1/2's) and place into centers. All pages have Crayon Kids on them - adorable!
Training sheets included to discuss grasp, and HOW to teach a dynamic grasp.
File 1: 46 pages Each patterns to color with a crayon. Teaches students to change direction to color along a path versus just coloring in the vertical plane.
File 2: 29 pages. Circle coloring sheets. Teaches students to color in circles, versus up and down.
File 3. 39 pages. Coloring shapes Teaches students to change direction to color in different planes.
File 4 15 pages Advanced coloring. Use small strokes, in different planes to color the simple designs (mandalas).
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Here are the links to other advanced files for pencil control: PENCIL POWER FILES
Here are the links to COLORING POWER FILES to teach directional control of a pencil:
Here is a link to a PENCIL POWER and COLORING POWER megapack for TWEENS: (perfect for older students in special education, who may still need to work on fine motor skills)
Here are the links to SHADING POWER PRODUCTS to teach more advanced control of pencil pressure through shading:
Here are links to simple pencil control files called CRAZY PENCILS
Check out my other Crazy Pencil Products for eye hand coordination!
Need more training for a pencil - Also download the FREE Pencil Warmups - comes with a video on how to use the TIP grip. How to Hold A Pencil Video and Warm ups
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