These are some great warm-up exercises that prime the arms and hands for writing activities. They can be used in the classroom or at home to prep the hands for homework.
-Chair sit-ups- while seated, have the kids place their hands on either side of their hips and raise their bottoms up off of their chairs.
-Press down hard on desktop with both hands
-Briskly rub hands together
-Place the fingertips together and do finger “push-ups”
-Pass around a weighted ball
-Wall push ups- Place both hands on the wall with both feet about a foot from the wall and lean into the wall bending both elbows and then push back out
-Stretch thick rubberbands between fingers and thumb
-Push the palms together, then fold fingers around each other and try to pull them apart
-Clap hands in a rhythm and have the students imitate