I am of the belief that kids should do lots of fine motor activities in order to strengthen their hands and fingers. Fine motor skills are crucial for kids to master tasks such as buttoning their shirts, tying their shoes, using scissors, and writing well-formed letters and words.
But how do you get kids motivated to work their little muscles? I like to come up with seasonal and thematic activities that are engaging for kids while also helping them build their skills.
Pumpkins, of course, are ubiquitous this time of year. Every store I walk in to is selling pumpkins of one size or another! I recently did a guest post at Powerful Mothering with three fun ideas for kids to practice their fine motor skills with pumpkins. I hope you’ll hop on over to see some of the fun fine motor activities my kids have enjoyed using pumpkins.