There are so many ways to practice pencil grip and strengthen those small finger muscles at home. If your child needs more pre -writing activities tailored to suit their level of learning, find 5 of the best ways you can support their finger muscles with materials you have at home!
I love creating bee themed activities!
Grab this super cute fine motor activity that doubles as a counting activity too at the bottom of this post.
Pre writing activities printable
Pre-writing activities are the preparatory tasks that a writer or little learners may do before starting to write.
Check out some more bee themed crafts and activities. This post includes the most popular ideas for toddlers and preschoolers.
These tasks can include finger tracing, using various pencils and markers to follow a path, using scissors to cut to follow a path and more.
Tracing activities for kids is a great way to help children develop their motor skills. It also gives them an opportunity to explore and learn about the world around them.
Check out this super simple pincer grasp activity with large block toys and a pipe doppler. So smart! From the creator:
“This is a fantastic zero-prep fine motor skills activity-which also makes it a great pre-writing activity as it strengthens those hand and finger muscles!”
Pre -writing activities with recycled materials
Use recycled materials for these no prep activities with your kids at home.
Do you have a bowl, play dough and scissors? (these are my favorite scissors for prewriters). Simply instruct the child to make a large snake with playdough, then they will cut pieces out of it and pretend they are making ‘pasta’.
Playdough stamping fine motor activity
This simple activity is great for developing pincer grasp and little finger muscles too.
You can use ANY stamping dough tools (I love this value set from Amazon which includes a set of alphabet stamps too), on hand, even forks and spoons to make a pattern on the dough.
Pre writing skills activities for preschoolers
Tracing activities for kids are a simple way to help your child develop their motor skills, which will give them an opportunity to explore and learn about the world around them.
There are many different tracing activities you can do with your child, from drawing shapes or letters on a piece of paper, to using cookie cutters or stencils on a tray of sandpaper.
Researching is one of the most important pre-writing activities because it helps little learners develop pincer grasp and pencil grip.
Check out this simple fine motor activity with just mini jewels that kids love and a shape that you have drawn.
There are so many tools to use to practice fine motor skills at home and in the classroom, if you’re looking for the best tools to buy, check out some more fine motor ideas below:
More prewriting worksheets activities you might like:
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- 8 Fall Fine Motor Activities Dough Mats
- Pipe Cleaner Dinosaur Fine Motor Activities: Simple DIY Printable Cards
- Q tip Painting Template Bundle PDF Sight Words A Fine Motor Activity
Best Pre -writing Activities for Preschoolers Bee Printable
This printable is a super handy one to have if you’ve got eager preschoolers who are working on counting skills as well as fine motor skills.
Just print the set of ‘bee number cards’ that you’re working on with kids, then have the kids add that many stripes to each bee.
For instance, if the number on the wing says ‘2’, they will add 2 stripes onto the bee and so on.
You could also extend this activity and have them paint the stripes onto the bee!
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