Tools To Make Fine Motor Tasks Easier!

While arts and crafts offer a TON of opportunities to target skills and generalization, they can also be nerve wracking in a special education classroom. Right?! There are giant messes with paint and glitter and lost glue caps, markers running dry... the list is endless! Fear not! I have some cool products to share with you to make it all easier for you:


While arts and crafts offer a TON of opportunities to target skills and generalization, they can also be nerve wracking in a special education classroom. Right?! There are giant messes with paint and glitter and lost glue caps, markers running dry... the list is endless! Fear not! I have some cool products to share with you to make it all easier for you:
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The Pencil Grip Company gave me some paint sticks and markers to try out. We LOVED them and had to share the news with you! The first thing we tried out were the Magic Stix markers. They were the perfect size for my kiddos- even the kiddos with grip issues. They easily washed off our hands and didn't dry out when caps were left off!! The package says they won't dry out even if the cap is left off for 7 days!! AMAZING!



The markers made our guided reading responses so much more fun!



The second item we tried were the Kwik Stix Paint Sticks. These things are great! They make using paint so much more manageable... and enjoyable! Check out the craft we did in one group session:


If we had used regular paint, we would not have been able to complete this project in one session. The paint sticks easily glide and gave off just the right amount of paint. I really liked how quickly the paint dried.... it only took a minute or two. Since it dried so quickly, we were able to add the lines and dots as well as cut the shapes out. Some of my students have a hard time coping when we aren't able to complete a project all in one session. With these paint sticks we didn't have to worry about that! 

The Kwik Stix also come in a good assortment of colors, so you can add in multiple requesting opportunities to the project. They are also gluten free, so I was able to use them with all of my students. I would highly recommend them!

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