Fine Motor Activities for Kids

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Are you looking for fine motor activities for kids that are actually achievable?

Do you want fine motor ideas that use resources you already have on hand?

Does your child easily get frustrated with tasks that use fine motor skills?

Do you want to support your child's fine motor development to give him/her the best possible start in school?

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions,
then my fine motor printables may help you!

Why It's Important To Choose The Right Activities

Children need fine motor skills whenever they engage in play involving their hands and fingers, such as dressing up dolls, construction toys, and beading.

We also need fine motor skills for many self-care tasks such as doing buttons, tying shoelaces and eating with cutlery.

There are a wealth of toys, games, and activity suggestions out there that claim to build fine motor skills. However, not all of these activities are actually helpful - some activities just leave kids feeling frustrated because their fine motor abilities are too poor to complete the activity successfully.

Does that sound like your child? Kids who experience continual frustration often end up avoiding fine motor tasks altogether!

That's why it is important to choose the right activities that will build your child's skills without making yoru child feel frustrated or anxious!

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How OT Mom's Resources May Help You!

These fine motor resources contain a wealth of carefully selected fine motor activities for kids to do at home or at school

Most of the activities use resources that you probably already have at home, or are otherwise inexpensive and easy to obtain.

All the activities have photographed instructions so you can see exactly what I am suggesting.

But best of all, the activities are designed to give kids a sense of confidence as they develop their fine motor skills. All the activities were tried and tested on my own children as well as many children I have worked with over the years.

I have created the scissor skills resources separately from the main fine motor resource for those who just want to work on scissor skills. However, if your child's fine motor skills are poor, I really recommend that you get both, as scissor cutting is an integral part of building fine motor skills.

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Support Your Child's Fine Motor Development

Do you want practical activities to develop your child's fine motor skills?

Are you tired of lists of suggestions that don't tell you HOW to do the activities?

My Fine Motor Activities download will give you lots of helpful information and more than 24 pages of photographed activities to support your child's fine motor skills development.

The activities include ideas for working on hand strength, in-hand manipulation, finger skills, pencil control, wrist position and more!

In addition, this 69 page resource provides a goal and activity planner to help you incorporate the activities into your child's routine!

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Master Scissor Skills

Is your child struggling to cut neatly with scissors? 

Do you want to teach your preschooler how to cut with scissors but don't know where to start?

My 33 page scissor skills e-book will help answer your questions!

There are 4 basic steps to learning to cut with scissors.

These are covered in detail in my e-book, along with photographed activities to help your child master each step.

In addition, there are tips, activities and a checklist that are found only in the e-book.  I have also provided some photos of ways in which kids may struggle with cutting out, and I offer some practical advice that parents and teachers can use to assist these kids.

My Fun Cutting Templates Pack was designed to supplement my Scissor Skills E-Book. It will provide you with a host of cutting printables to help you put into practice the tips in the scissor skills e-book.

Although the Cutting Templates are now sold individually, I strongly recommend that you get them with the Scissor Skills E-book, and for this reason, I offer a heavily discounted bundle deal of the two books together.

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Awesome Cutting Practice Printables!

Does your child need more scissor cutting practice? Are you struggling to find good scissor cutting templates?

OT Mom’s compilation of fun cutting templates will give your child lots of cutting practice with lovely end products to build your child’s confidence!

There are 19 different scissor cutting crafts, all with photographed instructions and a variety of templates - over 50 templates in all!

Suitable for a range of skills - from preschoolers who are just learning to use scissors, all the way to early elementary kids who need more practice with their scissor skills.

Starting with simple snipping activities, the templates will enable your child to learn to cut on straight lines and then to cut out shapes.

All the activities are photographed so you and your child can see what you are working towards!

This resource was designed to be used in conjunction with the Scissor Skills E-Book, as the order of the cutting templates follows the steps of teaching your child how to cut with scissors.

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Christmas Cutting Practice Printables!

Do you want to give your child more scissor cutting practice using a Christmas theme? Are you struggling to find good scissor cutting templates?

OT Mom’s nativity-themed Christmas cutting templates will give your child lots of cutting practice with lovely end products to build your child’s confidence!

There are 17 different scissor cutting crafts, all with photographed instructions and a variety of templates - over 40 templates in all!

Suitable for a range of skills - from preschoolers who are just learning to use scissors, all the way to early elementary kids who need more practice with their scissor skills.

Starting with simple snipping activities, the templates will give your child practice with cutting on straight lines and then with cutting out shapes.

All the activities are photographed so you and your child can see what you are working towards!

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Pencil Grip E-Book

Do you have questions about your child's pencil grip, or about what constitutes a poor pencil grip?

This printable resource aims to help by answering common questions that teachers and parents have about how a child should hold a pencil.

Many people think that the dynamic tripod grip is the only functional way to hold the pencil, but in reality, there are some variations on the tripod grip that can also be functional – I show these in my e-book.

In this download, you will find photographed examples of pencil grasp development with a brief explanation of each stage in development. I also provide photographs of dysfunctional pencil grasps, with some feedback on what could possibly be causing the poor grip.

Although this is not an activity resource, some general guidelines to promoting optimum pencil grasp are provided.


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There are a couple of exercises replicated in some e-books (eg a few core and shoulder exercises are the same and there are a couple of shoulder exercises and bilateral exercises in the fine motor e-book, too.) There are, however, many unique activities and valuable information in each e-book, so go and check out my detailed breakdown of each e-book before you make your decision (click on the links above).

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Got Questions?

  • Pop over to my E-Book FAQ page for comprehensive answers to questions regarding payment, downloading, use of the e-books and troubleshooting.
  • None of the OT Mom E-Books TM serve as a substitute for an occupational therapy evaluation and treatment. Please read my E-Book Disclaimer for further details.
  • All OT Mom E-Books TM Come With A Guarantee! If you're not satisfied with your e-book purchase(s), just email me within 2 weeks of your date of purchase and explain why you are not satisfied - and I'll issue your 100% refund within a week.
    Your e-book purchase is 100% safe and secure - and 100% risk-free.

Honesty Point

If you wade your way through the pages of my website, you will find many ideas and fine motor activities for kids for free. (Just browse the activity links on the nav bar and follow the links!)

However, I have compiled all my pages (and more!) into inexpensive downloads, to make it easy for you to access, read, print out and refer to the information over and over again for all your children. All for the cost of a couple of coffees...

Thank you for your interest in these resources!

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