Objectives (based on the TEKS, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) *TLW develop manipulative skills when drawing *TLW (develop fine motor muscles in order to) gain increasing control of penmanship such as pencil grip, paper position and beginning stroke *TLW develop better eye/hand coordination
There are so many different activities to strengthen fine motor muscles.
Here are a few: *Scribble art- We have lots of these projects for each letter and/or unit. The student copies each of 3 or 4 steps to create a picture. Each step uses a different "scribble" (pull/push strokes, curved, spiral, straight lines) to add details.
We have put our ideas for Scribble Art into book form. You may download a sample pack from each book on our Freebies page or purchase the full version from our Bookstore.
*Perforating- Students use a push pin to perforate the outline of a unit-based object or a letter. They love holding their finished work up to see the light shining through the tiny holes.
We have put our ideas for perforating into book form. You may download a sample pack from the book on our Freebies page or purchase the full version from our Bookstore.
*Tracing- Students use typing paper to trace simple pictures related to the focus letter or unit. We were surprised at how much they love this! They are getting fine motor practice without even knowing it.
We have put our tracing ideas into book form. You may download a sample pack from the book on our Freebies page or purchase the full version from our Bookstore.
*LiteBrite- Students get a sheet of black construction paper, use chalk to write the focus letter or word, and then use litebrite pegs to perforate the outline. Of course, they love to plug it in, turn out the lights, and watch their work shine!