Strong motor skills are an essential foundation for successful academic work, especially all forms of writing. With these task cards, students will use a variety of tools and materials to help them develop dexterity, concentration, and eye-hand coordination.
Intended mainly for primary grade classrooms, these task cards are also beneficial for special education students and some older students who need more opportunities to refine their fine motor skills.
The task cards include the following activities:
- cutting with scissors
- gluing with glue sticks and liquid glue
- writing and drawing with pencils, crayons, and markers
- using a hole punch, stapler, and tape
- manipulating play-doh or clay
- tearing paper
- grasping and tracing
- using a straightedge
These task cards can be used in any order. No task depends on any other and each task can be performed repeatedly by any student. Some of the activities will result in a finished product and some will not.
The directions on each task card are written in kid-friendly language accompanied by illustrations of the materials needed for that task. Many primary students will be able to read these directions on their own.
Print the cards on card stock and laminate for repeated use.
***** PLEASE NOTE ******
This resource packet includes two identical sets
of task cards in two different layouts.
Each set has 36 activities
that can be used in centers, by individual students, in Kindergarten stations, or as a choice for older students in readers/writers workshop or for early finishers. Using the task cards independently also will give older students practice in following written, step-by-step directions.
has step-by-step directions with illustrations of materials needed.
has bulleted directions with labeled illustrations of materials needed.
You will get two identical sets of task cards in two different formats.
The page number reflects the total number of pages in the download.
Other task cards your students might enjoy:
Art Task Cards
-- for early finishers or art centers
Some art-making ideas and suggestions:
Start With Art
-- perfect for back-to-school
Making Time For Art
-- a free download
Visit my blog, Creating Art With Kids,
for detailed descriptions and helpful tips about the teaching process for many of my art lessons.
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