Fine Motor Activities

The Snow Blower

You will Need:

  • Holiday straws
  • blue or white tissue paper
  • Painters tape

The Activity:

This is a great oral-motor activity. I like using this activity to improve children’s awareness of their breath.

Start by giving children large to medium sized-pieces of tissue paper and ask children to tear by using their fingers. This is wonderful bilateral coordination practice. Have children create little snowballs by pressing the tissue into circles using fingers only. Ask them to make tight balls (great way to work on finger isolation and finger strength)

You can play this game as a race between 2 children. I line up 3 to 5 “snowballs” and have children blow them across (and off) the table. Whoever blows all snowballs off the table first wins!

In order to teach children to control their breaths, create a curved road using tape on the table top and ask children to blow the snowball delicately along the road without losing control of the snowball!

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