Letters Fine Motor Kit
Many kids struggle with handwriting and have weak fine motor skills. So much so that they HATE to write or practice letters!
- You could come up with quick wins that help kids build stronger hands…
- While they practice letter formation with multi-sensory handwriting…
- AND carry over those skills because they are PLAYING while developing stronger hands
If you are looking to develop hand strength, coordination, and precision of fine motor skills, The Letters Fine Motor Kit has you covered!
This 100 page printable packet includes everything you need for hands-on letter learning and multisensory handwriting!
This resource is great for pediatric occupational therapists working on handwriting skills, fine motor skills, visual motor skills, and more. Use the activities to promote a variety of functional tasks.
Teachers will find this printable packet easily integrated into literacy centers, classroom activities, and multisensory learning.
Parents will find this resource a tool for learning at home, supporting skill development, and perfect for therapy at home!
Use all of the senses, including heavy work, or proprioceptive input, through the hands ask kids build and manipulate materials to develop handwriting and letter formation skills.
Packet includes these multisensory handwriting and letter formation materials:
- A-Z Multisensory Writing Pages: Roll a ball of dough letters, ASL sign language letters, gross motor movement, small-scale letter box writing task, finger isolation letter trace, and writing practice area
- Alphabet Fine Motor Clip Cards– Clip clothespins or paper clips to match letters with various fonts to strengthen the hands and focusing on eye-hand coordination, bilateral coordination, visual processing skills, and more.
- Cut and place Fine Motor Mazes– Cut out the letter pieces and trace the maze with a finger to work on eye-hand coordination and finger isolation. Place a small letter on the letter spots to address in-hand manipulation and dexterity skills.
- A-Z Cotton Swab Cards– Includes upper case and lower case letters. Dot the cards using a cotton swab or laminate the cards and use them over and over again.
- A-Z Pattern Block Cards– These cards include a section for tracing with a finger tip for separation of the sides of the hand, eye-hand coordination, and finger isolation during letter formation. There is also a space to “finger write” the letter using the fingertip. This multisensory letter formation activity can be a great brain break during handwriting or literacy tasks. Learners can then form the letter using parquetry blocks.
- Fine Motor Letter Geo-Cards– These geo board cards include A-Z in upper case forms. Users can copy the letter forms in a variety of multi-sensory strategies.
- A-Z Color and Cut Letter Memory Cards– These upper case and lower case letter cards can be used to color for letter formation. Then use them in fine motor matching tasks or in sensory bins.
- Color By Size Sheets– Help learners discriminate between tall letters, small letters, and tail letters. This visual perception activity invites learners to color small areas, using hand muscles for strengthening and handwriting endurance.
- A-Z Building Block Cards– These LEGO block cards invite users to copy the cards to form letters using small building blocks. Users can place the blocks on the cards or copy the letter to address visual shift and visual memory. This activity set comes in upper case and lowercase letter forms.
- A-Z Play Dough Letter Formation Cards– Print off these cards and laminate them to create play dough mats. Learners can form the letters using the arrows to correctly form letters with play dough while strengthening their hands and visual motor skills. Each card includes a space for practicing the letter formation, using a dry erase marker if the cards are laminated.
- Graded Lines Box Writing Sheets– Users can trace and form letters in boxes to work on formation of letters, line awareness, starting points, and letter size.
- Alphabet Roll and Write Sheets– Roll a dice and form the letter associated with the number of dots on the dice. This is a great way to work on letter formation skills using motivation. Which letter will reach the top first? This activity is easily integrated with a rainbow writing task to increase number or repetitions for letter practice.
- Pencil Control Letter Scan– Use the letter bubble tracks to scan for letters. Users can fill in the letters of the alphabet to work on pencil control skills.
- Color and Cut Puzzles– Color the pictures to work on hand strength and letter formation skills. Then cut out the puzzles and build visual perceptual skills.B
Hands-On Letter Formation
Users develop a variety of fine motor skills while working on letter formation:
- Hand strength
- Finger isolation
- Separation of the sides of the hand
- Eye-hand coordination
- Bilateral coordination
- Arch development
- And more!
These letter formation cards and activities can be used over and over again in play-based handwriting and literacy tasks.
- Add them to centers.
- Use them in brain breaks.
- Incorporate them into an “All Done” center.
- Use them in a Maker Space.
- Add to STEM activities.
- Use in OT programs.
- Add to a homeschool learning.
- Use in the classroom to work on letter formation or spelling.