Teaching letter formation with letter identification increases letter understanding and fine motor skills. As students master letter recognition, it is just as important to work on letter formation and fine motor development.
With these fine motor skills lowercase letter mats, students will learn their letters while building fine motor skills with fun, hands-on activities!
Fine motor skills developed between 2 – 5 years of age are crucial for pre-writing and writing. These skills are introduced, built upon and mastered while learning letter formation and identification in this pack!
26 Lowercase letters are included in color and black and white. Full page and 2/page options.
SKILLS ADDRESSED IN THE FINE MOTOR SKILLS ACTIVITIES ALPHABET PACK:
•Bilateral coordination skills.
•Controlled small motor movements.
•1 finger pointing/tracing builds manipulation.
•Builds hand and finger strength.
•Hand control and grasping. Pincer grip.
•Fine motor development.
•Bilateral coordination. 1 hand working a tool.
There are 4 activities that address specific skills. Each activity has differentiated instructions for introduction, improvement and mastering each skill.
Activity #1 – Trace the Letter with your finger. Add sensory for more fun.
Activity #2 – Make the Letter with play dough.
Activity #3 – Cover the Letter lines with manipulatives.
Activity #4 – Trace with a tool.
*ALL PAGES CAN BE USED WITH EACH ACTIVITY.
I recommend laminating each page for multiple uses. You can print additional pages to keep record of progress or send home.
*ALL SKILLS USED IN THESE ACTIVITIES ARE ESSENTIAL PRE-WRITING SKILLS.
Each activity has a list of skills that are being addressed along with letter identification, formation, and following directions.
*MOST MATERIALS USED YOU ALREADY HAVE AT HOME.
I try to keep costs low and love reusing things. The list of manipulatives is simply a suggestion. Any small object that your child can pinch to pick up will work. Use what they are interested in, what keeps their attention, align it with the theme you are using or the letter. (s – use seashells).
These fine motor skills lowercase letter activities are perfect for centers, student teachers, parent helpers, as morning work, sensory tables, early finishers, small group, an independent center option, homeschool, preschool, or for a substitute.
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