If you have a kid in your class with fine-motor control difficulties then these will be indispensable. For this activity, kids can roll small balls of dough into long snakes and form letters by bending and joining the snakes together.
Kids can use cotton swabs or their finger to draw shapes, lines, and letters on the bag. Increase the number of dots, add multiple changes in direction, add diagonal lines, and progress to curved lines to increase difficulty.
Q-tip painting Practice the pincer grip by painting with a q-tip. If you answered gross motor skills, then you are correct! As a baby begins to explore the world around them through rolling, crawling, and standing, they are building those strong core muscles for future fine motor tasks.
How do you know? Activities to Build Strong Core Muscles for Pre-Writing Activities There are many fun ways to encourage strong core muscles with your toddlers and preschoolers… here are some I've thought of. To read more on this subject, I recommend reading this article on teaching handwriting written by my OT blogging friend.
I just wish that I had them last year for one of my kiddos. Clothespins Opening a clothespin takes a lot of strength. This post contains affiliate links. Make sure that the letter is large enough to be easily recognizable when filled with straws.