If you are working on your child’s fine motor skills at home, we have an adorable Easter themed fine motor worksheet for children with autism. These themed worksheets are easy to use at home and part of a growing set of free worksheets for autism.
How to Use Worksheets for Prewriting Skills
There is controversy around using worksheets for younger age groups (and really any age group) in terms of whether or not it’s really teaching a skill. And to be honest? It’s probably not. The actual purpose behind a worksheet is for repetition and practice of the skill.
I would argue though, for teaching fine motor skills for handwriting, you’re just as well off with letting your child color.
You can, of course, discuss this further with your child’s Occupational Therapist.
As a child, I always found worksheets to be a little bit boring because of the repetition.
For a child on the autism spectrum, however, a worksheet may just be one of the best tools. We use them often in our afterschool work (a very loosely structured program) and the basics are the same.
- Prewriting worksheet
- Handwriting worksheet (with a focus on themed vocabulary)
- Matching worksheet
- Same/Different worksheet
- Alphabet puzzles
This type of repetition helps my daughter best and we do holiday and seasonal themes as appropriate. To further supplement, we may add in a simple craft or art activity. And because I have these worksheets for her, I am going to start sharing them with you as well.
Easter Themed Fine Motor Worksheets for Autism
Our first set of worksheets centers around Easter and has an adorable bunny on it. I’m hesitant, I admit, as to whether or not we should use real pictures. But, her school works with a mixture of real pictures and clipart. So, I figured I could do the same at home.
For social stories and emerging readers, we’ll use real pictures. But for her worksheets, we’re okay with using clipart. Below, you can see some of the clipart that we used in the Easter themed prewriting worksheet.
We will laminate ours after printing and put them in a binder so we can keep working on them every day.