Shape Person Craftivity – Fine Motor Fun

Shape Craftivity - Circle fine motor fun

Make this adorable shape craftivity to have some fine motor fun! You can download it for free at the end of the post. Shape Craftivity – Circle Project Print the freebie below. It includes the step by step directions and the black and white printable. To start trace, write or read the circle word. Color […]

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Valentine Game Printable – Free!

Valentine Game Printable - free bunny fine motor game

Do you need a valentine game printable that is free? Then look no further! This whimsical and FUN printable encourages children to use their fine motor skills to fill up the bunny. How to Play the Bunny Valentine Game Printable Directions for the Bunny Valentine Game Printable: Download the Valentine game printable below and print it out.  […]

Penguin Fine Motor Activity – Free Printable Activity Pages

Penguin Fine Motor Activity

Penguin Fine Motor Activity – Free Printable Activity Pages There has been a lot of press lately about children entering school lacking fine motor skills.  Occupational therapists and other professionals speculate that it is from a lack of fine motor skill practice and increased screen time for young children.  The huge problem with this decrease in […]

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Visual Perceptual Clothes Pin Games

I am so excited about this new download, Visual Perceptual Clothes Pin Games, that combines visual perceptual skills, hand strengthening and play skills. The first game is the Dinosaur Shadow Game.  It includes four different dinosaurs to pin your clothes pins on if your dinosaur matches the shadow on the board game. The next game […]

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10 Activities to Work On Hand Strengthening

Here are 10 activities to give the muscles in the fingers and hands a workout: 1.  Ways to Use Clothes Pins with Craft Sticks from http://www.yourtherapysource.com/freeclothespin 2.  Clothesline Numbers from http://www.yourtherapysource.com/clothespinfree.html 3.  Clay Marble Mazes from http://yourtherapysource.com/blog1/2014/04/14/clay-marble-mazes/ 4.  Hole Punch Palooza Sample Page from http://yourtherapysource.com/holepunchpics.html 5.  Hand Strengthening Activities in the Kitchen from http://yourtherapysource.com/blog1/2014/07/16/3-hand-strengthening-activities-in-the-kitchen/ 6.  5 Things to Do with […]

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Simple Shape Turkey

Brain Breaks for Thanksgiving

After seeing this craft over at Toddler Approved, I figured this would be perfect for little fingers to work on scissor skills, shape identification and simple drawing skills. We started out by cutting out a circle and some colorful shapes from construction paper.  We glued the shapes into the white circle. Next, cut out a […]

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12 Printable Halloween Freebies

Need some last minute Halloween activities?  Here are 12 free printable activities: 1.  4 Pages from Halloween Handwriting Activities at http://www.yourtherapysource.com/files/Halloween_free_sample.pdf 2.  Halloween Clothes Pin Mat at http://www.yourtherapysource.com/freehalloweenmat.html 3.  Pumpkin Patch Fine Motor Game at   http://www.yourtherapysource.com/freepumpkinpatch.html 4.  Jack O Lantern Challenge Maze at http://www.yourtherapysource.com/freejackolanternmaze.html 5.  Copy the Clay Monsters at http://www.yourtherapysource.com/freeclaymonster.html 6.  Halloween Handwriting Hunt at http://www.yourtherapysource.com/hwhuntshalloweenfree.html 7.  Halloween Door Hanger […]

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Flower Fine Motor Activities for Spring

Here are three different ideas using the same materials to encourage fine motor skills.  To find out how to make the activities go to Your Therapy Source at http://www.YourTherapySource.com/freeflowers

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Gross Motor and Fine Motor Activity Using Colored Dot Stickers

I am not sure why but I just LOVE colored dot stickers.  They are cheap and versatile for all sorts of activities that combine movement with learning.  Here is my latest idea using these awesome stickers: 1.  Write some numbers on colored dot stickers.  For this example, I wrote the numbers 1-4 twice.  Draw matching […]

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Research on a Collaborative Fine Motor Program

Ingrid King, OT, has written research on a collaborative fine motor program for 5 year old children in New Zealand.  A two phased mixed method design was utilized with 19 students in a 5 year old classroom (none of the students were receiving occupational therapy nor had a diagnosis).  To measure changes in fine motor […]