Fine Motor Center
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:
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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.









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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.








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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.





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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!

Scribble Art In Action from The K-Crew on Vimeo.