Pass routes are the different patterns that a football receiver runs. These routes vary in both direction and distance and are used so that a quarterback knows ahead of time where the receiver is going to be to catch the ball. We thought it would be fun to turn pass route patterns into a fun fine motor activity for kids. This activity is awesome for building those prewriting skills – your kiddo will get great practice with tracing vertical, horizontal, diagonal and curvy lines!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Football pass routes printable, pencil
WHAT TO DO: Have your child start on the green dot and, holding his pencil with his SUPER FINGERS, have him trace each pass route, staying as close to the line as possible.
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
– After your child completes the tracing, have him go outside and try to mimic these patterns in the yard for a double whammy of fine and gross motor development!
-Place this printable inside a ziploc bag and use a dry erase marker for tracing practice over and over again!
-Ask your child to design his own passing routes! Draw them on paper using dotted lines and trace away!
SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: Fine motor skills, visual motor integration, grasp, prewriting skills
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photo credit: Seth Lemmons via photopin cc text added, photo modified
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Cute printable especially for the football lover and great for this time of year.
Check out this free football game printable to encourage any skills you might need to ie physical activity, fine motor,etc. You can download it here http://yourtherapysource.com/freefootball.html