Writing and Fine Motor Activities

Writing and Fine Motor Activities

Writing and drawing occurs daily in first grade.  Your child will be asked to write and draw in journals, create lists, make self-portraits, respond to literature, generate ideas for a story, create a story with a beginning, middle, and end, as well as create poems.  
At home, daily practice with letter formation is essential!  Create a writing station at home for your child complete with a variety of different size paper, envelopes, pencils, stickers, crayons, stapler, etc. This will give them the tools to know that writing has a purpose.  

Ideas to get your children to write at home:

*Make your own Thank You, Birthday, Get Well cards to family and friends.

*When grocery shopping, have your child write their own shopping list.

*Have your child draw a picture and write about a special trip or visit by family and friends.


  • Coloring
  • Cutting with scissors 
  • Playdough
  • Squeezing stress balls
  • Climbing on the playground
  • Legos
  • Beading
  • Arts and Craft projects