Here are some suggestions for developing fine motor skills in preparation for school.
Matching and pasting
Tracing and colouring
Finger tracing and painting
Scissorcraft has plenty of cutting activities for preschoolers, including pumpkins, snowflakes and dragons!
Matching and Pasting
Why not take some close up (head and torso) photos of family members. Cut the photos at the neck and mix them up. Get your child to match the heads with the bodies and stick onto a piece of card. Make it more difficult by cutting into several different body parts.
Practise doing daily activities independently, like brushing teeth and washing hands. Try buying a book on the different aspects of self-care.
Tracing and Colouring
There are loads of websites where you can print off pictures to colour in. Here is a good place to start.
You can buy workbooks for this, but it’s just as easy to draw patterns, shapes and letters yourself and have your preschooler copy them.
An activity book is probably the best option.
Finger Tracing and Painting
Finger painting is great fun, make your own paint, it’s safe if they decide to put their fingers in their mouths.