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Fine Motor Weather Writing Prompts

This fine motor weather craft is a fun way to work on a few fine motor skills while encouraging creative writing and handwriting, too!  We've talked about pinch grip strength and clothes pins before and this craft is a fun way to extend those strengthening skills.  I love to add a bit of strengthening and proprioceptive input before a handwriting task, so these clothes pins fit the bill before a weather themed handwriting task!  Warm up the hands with a few pinch exercises and then work on handwriting skills during a creative writing or journal topic about weather!

Fine motor weather craft with clothes pins. These are great for a creative writing journal prompt based on weather and a warm up exercise before handwriting.


Fine Motor Weather Clothes Pin Craft


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We started with a pile of wooden clothes pins and a few other materials:
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Fine motor weather craft with clothes pins. These are great for a creative writing journal prompt based on weather and a warm up exercise before handwriting.

Cut the weather shapes from the materials and glue to the clothes pins.  For the sun, cut a circle and cut rays.  For the cloud, cut a cloud shape from the fleece and raindrops from the blue card stock.  For the thunderstorm, cut a cloud shape from the blue card stock and a lightning bolt from the yellow craft foam.  For the snowflake, simply glue the foam shape on the clothes pin.

Fine motor weather craft with clothes pins. These are great for a creative writing journal prompt based on weather and a warm up exercise before handwriting.

Weather Themed Writing Creative Journal Prompts

Fine motor weather craft with clothes pins. These are great for a creative writing journal prompt based on weather and a warm up exercise before handwriting.

We used these weather clothes pin crafts in a creative writing assignment.  Have your child choose a clothes pin and clip it to their notebook or top of their paper.  They can use the weather type to brainstorm creative journal topics based on the weather.  For example, if they choose the sun, they could write about activities they like to do in the sun, their favorite thing about sunny weather, or their favorite memory from a sunny day.  I ask my second grader to write like she's been instructed at school: One topic sentence, three supporting sentences, and a closing statement.  

Fine motor weather craft with clothes pins. These are great for a creative writing journal prompt based on weather and a warm up exercise before handwriting.


Fine Motor Warm Up before Handwriting

Using the clothes pins as a fine motor warm up is a great way to build strength and "wake up" the muscles needed to write.  Let me know if you try this activity at home. I would love to hear about it!

Looking for more weather themed activities?  Try these:

Fine motor weather craft with clothes pins. These are great for a creative writing journal prompt based on weather and a warm up exercise before handwriting.


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2 comments :

  1. I *love* these! I'll make em with my son this week!

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  2. We use to live in a tin-shaded house.It's the story of one year ago. One day,our tin flew away because of sudden change in wind speed as we have no preparation to hold it and so we had to drench for the whole night that day. Therefore,we now use instrument to measure wind speed.

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