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.
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.
hasbulleted directions with labeled illustrations of materials needed.
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.
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This resource includes two idential 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
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I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have a Multiple Subjects credential, a Single Subject credential for Art and English, LDS/ESL certification, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Mathematics focus, and Montessori certification. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids
lessons and resources are designed to foster student creativity, choice, and independence, and to encourage authentic art-making. Consideration is given to developmental appropriateness, differentiation possibilities, and teacher individuality. For this reason, directions are general, expectations are open-ended, and clip art on student pages is kept to a minimum.
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