When my oldest hit his second birthday we recognized that he couldn’t hold a cup or a spoon. Soon after his annual well-check, we ended up being referred to occupational therapy because his fine motor skills were delayed. Slowly, he was able to improve his skills but most of it came at a much older age (after he started doing school work) because nothing really caught his imagination or attention at such a young age.
The good news is, there really are tons of fun ways to help improve your child’s fine motor skills.
I’ve found 22 of the best projects to help improve your child’s fine motor skills while also teaching him or her about Fall! How fun is that?
22 Leaf Projects to Help Improve Your Child’s Fine Motor Skills
Sewing Practice with Leaves from Grshly Planted
All Natural Leaf Threading from Kids Craft Room
Fall Pre-Writing Activity Inspired by Leaf Man from Books and Giggles
Tracing the Veins of a Leaf from Go Science Girls
Q-Tip Painted Fall Tree Craft from There’s Just One Mommy
Leaf Rubbing Plates from Freshly Planted
Fall Harvest Stamping Activities from Every Star is Different
All Season Tree Coloring Page from Mama Smiles
Fall Leaf Color Sort Felt Mat from Stir the Wonder
Autumn Leaf Threading from Picklebums
Fall Cut It Out Pack from This Reading Mama
Autumn Leaves Fine Motor and Sensory Play from My Mundane and Miraculous Life
Exploring Leaves Fine Motor Science from Little Bins for Little Hands
Invitation to Draw Fall Leaves from Munchkins and Moms
Fall Tissue Paper Tree from The Resourceful Mama
Fall Clothespin Tree from Stir the Wonder
Felt Fall Tree Color Rhyme from School Time Snippets
Outdoor Fall Train Play from Play Trains
Word Family Trees from Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
Watercolor Leaf Garland from Paper and Glue
Fall Sand Art from Pre Kinders
Fall Leaves Punch Puzzle from Laly Mom
Which one do you plan to try first?
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