FINE MOTOR FUN! Want a fun center time activity to work on fine motor control? Print out this freebie, cut into 4 labs, and place in centers with a pencil!
FREE Fine Motor Activities for Center time or therapy with a "Back to School" theme.. Perfect for early childhood, kindergarten, first grade, special education, autism, or occupational therapy toolkits. Designed by Jan McCleskey, MA, OTR from The Handwriting Clinic/First Strokes. Fun fine motor activities to develop pencil control, eye hand coordination and grasp on a pencil. Perfect for a fine motor toolkit. Each page has multiple copies of the tracing activity so a teacher can make a few copies and cut and put into centers or use individually with students.
Free files from Jan McCleskey MA OTR The Fine Motor Store:
1. How to Hold a Pencil from an Occupational Therapists Perspective
2. Developing a Fine Motor Program for Classroom or Therapy
There are several fine motor files available on Jan McCleskey MA OTR The Fine Motor Store (not included in this free file) to work on pencil control if you need more activities for classroom or therapy.
1. "Crazy punch dots" files - follow the path to punch out the dots. Students use a tripod grasp on a golf tee to much out over craft foam or styrofoam. Works on eye hand coordination and strengthening grasp.
2. "Crazy pencils" files - use a pencil to trace along a path with a tripod grasp. Once students can trace these, they are ready for a more advanced file on teachers pay teachers called "Pencil Power" - available on Jan's store
3. "Coloring power" files - has different shapes to teach pencil control. Students use a pencil to color and change direction to color vertically, horizontally and diagonally (tape to desk or teach to not turn the paper). This is an important skill needed for developing pencil control to color or write letters - especially in more refined, smaller handwriting paper.
4. Scissors skills - There are several files - easy to advanced available on Jan's store. If students need more work, Jan has more scissors files on TPT. She has beginning files and then for more advanced files, there are "Crazy Pencil" files.
5. Jan also has several handwriting files available with picture/word card picture support for handwriting generalization. "Circle and Write" files and "Cut and Write" Files.