Fall is almost here and I have a fun Q-tip activity for you! Create some fall art with this q-tip painting activity. Not only are the pictures cute, but this is great for practicing fine motor skills!
Here’s What You Need:
- Handful of Q-tips
- Washable paint
- Fall Q-tip Printable (at the bottom of this post)
- Before you begin, print the pages onto card stock paper. Using card stock paper prevents the paint from bleeding through the page.
- Have the child dip a Q-tip into paint and then fill in the circles on the pictures. You don’t need a lot of paint on the Q-tip and may have to dip it in the paint several times to finish the picture.
It doesn’t have to look perfect! The idea is to work on fine motor skills. When a child holds a Q-tip, they have to hold the small Q-tip in place and dab the paint in each circle. This is good for building those smaller muscles of the hand. It’s also great for hand-eye coordination! Working on fine motor skills will help with good handwriting when students learn to hold a pencil and write letters.
Some of the pages have pictures you can paint with Q-tips, like the apples on the tree in the picture below.
I love this set because there are so many fun pictures to paint!
Here are the pictures included in this printable:
- apple tree
This printable has 22 pictures and it’s FREE to you!
Simply fill out the form below and you can start using it today!
Margo Bell says
Thanks! Looking forward to using these!
These look so colorful and fun.
You have excellent resources. Thanks so much!
Would it be possible to create q tip dot letters (upper and lower case) which could be in boxes that kids could cut out… letters in a smaller format inside a box?
I have been looking for this idea all over the web but can’t find anything like this. It would be a great idea for the kids for learning their name.
They would choose their letters, cut out the squares containing their letters, put their letters into order, glue on a paper and then do the q tip painting.
I am sure this idea would be a hit with a lot of Kindergarten teachers. 🙂
Angela Thayer says
That is a great idea!! Let me try to work on that!
Thank you for this free resource.
Carla Countiss says
I printed the Apple Game last year and I need the directions. Where can I find them?
Angela Thayer says
You can find the game and directions here: https://teachingmama.org/apple-racing-game-cooperative-learning-game/
If you’re looking for the apple sight word game, that is here: https://teachingmama.org/apple-tree-game-with-sight-words/