Summer Skill Building FREEBIE - Fine Motor and Gross Motor Activities

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Kids Master Skills
Grade Levels
PreK - 2nd, Homeschool
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6 pages
Kids Master Skills


Designed by occupational therapist, Lisa Marnell, this FREE resource offers 36 summertime activities to improve a child's fine motor and gross motor skills. Whether In the Back Yard, At the Playground, or At the Beach, kids engage in meaningful and fun activities while working on the skills they need for academics and daily life.

This packet has six pages with the following activities:

In the Back Yard:

Fine Motor Skills -

  • Draw Pictures
  • Pop Bubbles
  • Vertical Surface 1
  • Vertical Surface 2
  • Spray Bottle Strength
  • Dirt Painting

Gross Motor Skills -

  • Play Hopscotch
  • Tossing Game
  • Animal Moves
  • What Does Simon Say?
  • Insect Walk
  • Time for Charades

At the Playground:

Fine Motor Skills -

  • Follow the Leader
  • Pebble Shuttle Run
  • Obstacle Course Checklist
  • Obstacle Course Numbers
  • Gather Flower Petals
  • Gather Leaves

Gross Motor Skills -

  • Through the Tunnel
  • Down the Slide
  • Swing - Straighten and Bend
  • Up the Stairs and Down
  • Bring a Ball
  • Relay Race

At the Beach:

Fine Motor Skills -

  • Scoop Sand
  • Hide & Seek Stones
  • Drizzle Sand Art
  • Stone and Shell Art
  • Write in Sand
  • Sand Snowballs

Gross Motor Skills -

  • Copy Birds
  • Copy Fish
  • Dig a Trench
  • Workout in Sand
  • Stuck in Sand
  • Red Light! Green Light!

If you like this OT resource, you may like these other resources in my store:

Summer Skills Bundle - Occupational Therapy Based

Summer Skills Bundle - Occupational Therapy Skills for Summertime

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Also, check out HANDWRITING HELP FOR KIDS to learn more about the skills children need to succeed with handwriting!

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