Fine Motor Skills Activities

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Test the Power of Baking Powder
Test the Power of Baking Powder
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Test the Power of Baking Powder
Show your kids the power of baking powder by conducting a simple experiment. Make four batches of cornbread, all identical except for one thing: baking powder!
3rd grade
Science
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Make a Seuss Sleep Book with Nonsense Creatures!
Make a Seuss Sleep Book with Nonsense Creatures!
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Make a Seuss Sleep Book with Nonsense Creatures!
Create your very own Sleep Book filled with a menagerie of made-up nonsense creatures and discover how different animals catch some zzz's.
2nd grade
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Papier-Mâché Centerpiece Bowl
Papier-Mâché Centerpiece Bowl
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Papier-Mâché Centerpiece Bowl
Let your kid be imaginative (and a little messy) as she builds a striking centerpiece in the tradition of papier-mâché artists of the past.
4th grade
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Fruit and Vegetable Prints
Fruit and Vegetable Prints
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Fruit and Vegetable Prints
Your kindergartener will make prints of his favorite fruits and vegetables and learn how to organize and assemble his very own book.
Kindergarten
Science
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Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
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Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Craft a paper rocket in this hands-on activity inspired by the life of Mae Jemison!
Preschool
Social studies
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Parts of Speech Fall Scavenger Hunt
Parts of Speech Fall Scavenger Hunt
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Parts of Speech Fall Scavenger Hunt
In this parts of speech fall scavenger hunt, kids will search for all the hidden leaves, sort them into parts of speech categories, and then practice creating their own sentences using the words they find. 
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Give Birds a Feast with This Suet Feeder
Give Birds a Feast with This Suet Feeder
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Give Birds a Feast with This Suet Feeder
Feed your birds from kitchen leftovers and give your first grader some excellent scientific practice in identifying our feathered friends.
1st grade
Science
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Write a List Poem
Write a List Poem
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Write a List Poem
If you can make a list, you can write a poem! Get your child to practice writing and express herself with a list poem.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Homework Caddy Kit
Make a Homework Caddy Kit
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Make a Homework Caddy Kit
For kids who prefer to do homework flopped on a rug, this practical caddy can make all the difference!
4th grade
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Create a Shoebox Habitat
Create a Shoebox Habitat
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Create a Shoebox Habitat
Children are imaginative story-builders. Create a shoebox habitat with your child to put those budding creative instincts to good use.
1st grade
Science
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Make a Reading Bookmark!
Make a Reading Bookmark!
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Make a Reading Bookmark!
This bookmark is a helpful tool to use during and after reading to remind your child of "good reader" strategies that she can use on her own.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Felt Board Stories
Felt Board Stories
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Felt Board Stories
Make some fairy tale felt board stories with your child the next time you're looking for a fun activity for a lazy afternoon.
Preschool
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Read Out Loud
Read Out Loud
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Read Out Loud
Use a basic tape recorder and some favorite books to help your first grader read smoothly--and make someone's day in the process!
2nd grade
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Nuts and Bolts: A Sorting Activity
Nuts and Bolts: A Sorting Activity
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Nuts and Bolts: A Sorting Activity
Sorting objects by size, color, shape, or function is an important concept in kindergarten math, and it's the perfect excuse for a little housekeeping!
Kindergarten
Math
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Make an Outdoor Fairy Dwelling
Make an Outdoor Fairy Dwelling
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Make an Outdoor Fairy Dwelling
What better way to nurture your child's imagination than by making a fairy house out of materials found in nature!
Kindergarten
Science
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Play Terrific Tens Go Fish!
Play Terrific Tens Go Fish!
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Play Terrific Tens Go Fish!
Make practicing addition facts more fun and teach your child some helpful strategies with this spin off of the traditional "Go Fish" game.
2nd grade
Math
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Craft Your Own Carnival! Make Juggling Balls
Craft Your Own Carnival! Make Juggling Balls
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Craft Your Own Carnival! Make Juggling Balls
These homemade juggling balls are super simple to make and are a blast to play with. Not to mention, they're great practicing hand-eye coordination.
5th grade
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Mah Nishtanah
Mah Nishtanah
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Mah Nishtanah
Help your preschooler learn the Four Questions prior to the big night with a homemade book, complete with words and illustrations!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Mindful Leaders
Mindful Leaders
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Mindful Leaders
Children learn about the benefits of mindfulness, teach someone else what they've learned, and create a sand timer to use during mindfulness practice.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Lead Change Like Greta
Lead Change Like Greta
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Lead Change Like Greta
Children will learn about teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg and then brainstorm ways they would like to lead change to help the Earth.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Tissue Box Creatures
Tissue Box Creatures
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Tissue Box Creatures
Children get creative with this fun, imaginative activity that combines an upcycled everyday household item with a few craft supplies.
Preschool
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Get the Scoop! Create a Family Newspaper
Get the Scoop! Create a Family Newspaper
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Get the Scoop! Create a Family Newspaper
Creating a family newspaper is a great way to teach your child the characteristics of a newspaper article, give him or her some excellent writing practice.
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New Year's Math
New Year's Math
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New Year's Math
Start the new year with this fourth grade math "Calculation Challenge!"
4th grade
Math
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Draw a Birthday Bar Graph
Draw a Birthday Bar Graph
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Draw a Birthday Bar Graph
Liven up a lesson about graphing by helping your third grader compile a bar graph from his classmates' birthday data.
3rd grade
Math
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Learning Why and How to Compost
Learning Why and How to Compost
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Learning Why and How to Compost
Children will learn why and how to compost as they help with the process of filling their compost, turning it, and observing the changes that occur.
2nd grade
Science
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Fine Motor Skills Activities

Our vast collection of fine motor skills activities is designed to help early and experienced learners alike develop and hone the foundational abilities that will serve them throughout life in tasks from drawing and writing to sewing and manipulating objects. Filled with art projects, science experiments, games, and recipes, you’ll find stimulating activities to benefit and strengthen any young learner’s developing skillset.