What are Fine Motor Skills and why are they important?
Fine motor skills are those that involve using muscles which control the hand, fingers and thumb. With the development of these skills, a child is able to complete important tasks such as feeding oneself, buttoning, zippering and writing. These abilities gradually develop through experience and exposure to a variety of activities.
So this month I decided to create a GG Fun Kit to to strengthen fine motor skills. As many of you are aware, the kits are my attempt to create unique Christmas gifts for my grandkids. My goal is for each kit to support learning, be reasonably priced and full of GG/grandkid FUN! Last month, I created a Math Kit and this month I’m off to the Dollar Store with a $10.00 bill to find materials to support Fine Motor skills.
Fun Activities to Strengthen Fine Motor Skills
|small pencil||Write with small pencil on small post its|
|Post its||Use to make connectors between beads|
|Rubber bands||Wrap rubber bands around fingers and practice picking up small items|
|tweezers||Use to pick up small items in kit|
|tongs||Use to pick up small to medium items in kit|
|Ice cube trays (2)||
|Baggies with zippers||
|Clear plastic containers||
|Plastic cupcake holder with lid||