I'm finishing up my series of vowel activities with the sheets below. These three activity sheets will help a child develop control of their small hand muscles, commonly called fine motor skills. Developing fine motor skills helps a child make the precise movements that are necessary to form letters. These activities also work on eye-hand coordination.
I've divided the sheets into three levels: (Age levels are a general guideline. Parents should take into account their child's ability level and interest.)
- Level 1: (Age 2) Focuses on straight lines. Reinforces left to right to mimic the process of reading and writing letters and words.
- Level 2: (Age 3) Focuses on simple straight, zig zag, and curved lines, again reinforcing left to right. I recommend that you start with the Level 1 sheet first and then move on to Level 2. Being able to conquer Level 1 will give your child the confidence to try Level 2.
- Level 3: (Ages 4-5) More complicated line patterns. Excellent practice for children who are starting to write. Reinforces left to right. I recommend that you start with Level 1 and Level 2 sheets first before you attempt Level 3. Being able to conquer Levels 1 and 2 will give your child the confidence to try Level 3.
To Print: Double click on sheet to open. Right click and choose Print Picture.