If you’re a homeschool mom or teacher, you know that teaching science can be one of the most intimidating subjects. We tend to think of experiments, an abundance of materials, and of course, a colorful mess. But, I’ll let you in on a little secret — it doesn’t have to be any of those frustrating ideas. Instead, you’ll be relieved to find my free and affordable products include fine motor science, fine motor art, and more!
Define Fine Motor Skills
Before we dive into resources that incorporate critical subjects and fine motor skills, let’s talk about this intriguing word of ‘fine motor’!
If you’re new to this term, let me define fine motor skills in simple terms. Basically, it’s small muscle movement that young children need to strengthen — and it’s typically with everyday tasks. For the most part, these everyday tasks we don’t need to even think about. An example — fine motor development will get naturally stronger by simply eating, drinking, and playing with toys.
Fine Motor Ideas
However, for the more intentional fine motor skills like cutting, coloring, and pasting, moms may need to help in this area. Yes, you can easily grab a pile of paper and pencils and ask your child to draw. However, with just a little effort, why not incorporate other subjects like art, music and science into their daily activities?
With any of our preschool printables, you can incorporate several subjects with a few simple steps. There are so many benefits to downloadable sheets –yet, I’ll give you my best 3 reasons.
- Easy Peasy — just download and print and you’re halfway there!
- Required materials are readily available around the house like crayons, colored pencils, and scissors.
- It’s SUPER affordable — you can get many free or frugal printables right here on Preschool Moms and other amazing websites! See below for more details.
Now, let’s get to our scary subject of science. While you’ll discover a serious amount of printable color science activities, it’s very easy to use. These preschool worksheets include interactive games, charts and experiments that are quick to start, clean up is a minimum and assembly is a breeze.
And, here are just a few key science skills your preschool child will take away after finishing this awesome 36-page printable:
- Colors of the Rainbow
- Color Wheel
- Combination of Colors
- Coloring Pages
- And more!
Wondering what complicated materials are needed? You’ll be happy to see a quick list of simple science materials: markers, crayons, washable paint, colored pencils, poster board, and tape. That’s it! Plus, you can find all of those at Dollar Tree.
In addition, you can grab my free Science Writing Prompts when your child is ready for more fine motor science practice with precocious preschoolers and older. Lastly, your child will gain a ton of new fine motor strength by cutting, pasting, and writing!
Isn’t fine motor science super easy to implement together?!! With these wonderful science resources, your child is practicing essential small muscle movements. Yet, they are also having fun pasting, writing, and coloring. Plus, cutting shapes with scissors continues to help in the fine motor arena.
These valuable preschool learning centers were designed to include everything on the hues of science and more. However, did you know there are many other fine motor resources to take advantage of?
Yep, we’ve got just the perfect solution that focuses solely on building fine motor skills for preschoolers and other ages too! Grab my growing Fine Motor Alphabet Bundle that includes several preschool subjects like reading, writing, and phonics!
Thankfully, it’s affordable, covers everything imaginable, and your child will be developing new fine motor skills while having a blast!