Fine Motor Activities for Kids via Lessons Learnt Journal

I am a klutz. I will walk into the side of doorways as I enter a room, bump the side of the dining table as walk past it on my way to the kitchen, and dancing?! Forget that! But… I am a pianist. My mother was a piano teacher and I was playing Fur Elise by the age of four. So, what I lack in gross motor skills, I thankfully make up for in my fine motor skills.

I am ever mindful to encourage and foster my children’s fine motor skills because I know the impact it will have on their writing skills.

As I mentioned in my previous post, (our prewriting activity – painting with cotton swabs), we don’t fill our days with loads of prewriting worksheets. Instead, they have built up their prewriting skills mainly through play. Hours of building up their fine motor skills through:

Here are 20 fun and creative fine motor activities for kids. Happy playing, because #playmatters.

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Most of these ideas are from our Kids’ Co-Op. If you have a child focused post to share, be sure to come back and visit the Kids’ Co-Op link up here at Lessons Learnt Journal, (published and live here every Wednesday at 10PM CST or Thursday 2PM AEST).

More Activities for Preschoolers

Three to Five: Playful Preschool is stuffed to the brim with tried, tested and loved playful learning ideas for preschoolers. There are 25+ ideas for preschoolers, ten printable resources and additional links to over 50 more activities. A great resource for parents. Download your copy here.

Games for Kids: Three to Five Playful Preschool eBook via Lessons Learnt Journal

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Oct 2013
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Pauline Pauline & Lessons Learnt Journal is all about life with kids. Pauline is an Aussie mum and teacher who shares her love for play, math games, writing and reading activities. She believes that #playmatters, values curiosity & wonder, wisdom, obedience and respect. She also needs naps. When not blogging, she may be found virtually hoarding on Pinterest, trying to decide which Instagram filter to apply, or compulsively refreshing her Facebook feed.

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