FINE MOTOR ACTIVITIES

Fine motor skills are important because children need strong hand muscles for daily tasks like dressing and feeding.
They use them in school for writing and drawing so providing activities for toddlers and preschoolers gives them the skills they need.

FINE MOTOR ACTIVITIES
  • Play dough and Scissors
  • Pompoms and tweezers
  • Muffin Tins and Rubber Bands
  • Medicine Syringe and Colored Water
  • Eye Droppers and Colored Water
  • Squeeze Bottles and Paint
  • Cooking
  • Pompoms,Tweezers and Paper Towel Tubes
  • Finger Paint
  • Salt or Sand Tray have them write letters or shapes
  • Sensory Table with water , containers and measuring cups
  • Sand sensory table with scoops and shovels
  • Crayons and Markers
  • Scissors and Magazines
  • Lacing Beads
  • Duplos and other Manipulatives
  • Puzzles
  • Putting on their own, clothes,shoes,coat
  • Play Dough with Beads or Buttons
  • Clothes Pins Clipped onto produce baskets
  • Cut straws into pieces and lace them onto pipe cleaners
  • Make balls out of aluminum foil or tissue paper and glue them onto paper.
  • Put small pompoms into a plastic bottle
  • Sort with buttons
  • Practice buttoning with large buttons and felt with a slit in it
  • Slide buttons through a slot in cardboard
  • make sensory bottles
  • Attach zippers to cardboard and let them practice zipping let them dress themselves
  • Give them a small measuring cup with a small amount of water and lt them pour their own drink
  • Let them scoop cereal into a bowl for breakfast
  • Make letters out of pipe cleaners
  • Sculpt with Wikki Sticks
  • Hammer Golf tees into styrofoam
  • Thread large nuts and bolts
  • Put hair ties onto a paper towel tube
  • Paper Towel Tube and Rubber bands or Hair Ties
  • Clothes Pin color match
  • Water Beads or Orbies with scoops and recycled containers
  • Spray Bottles and Sponges
  • Tape Craft sticks or paper scraps onto paper or cardboard
  • Straws and Grated Cheese Containers
  • Tearing Paper and glueing it onto. cardboard
  • String uncooked Ziti Onto Straws
  • Put Straws or Pipe Cleaners through holes in a colander
  • Poke pipe cleaners through holes in collander and lace buttons onto them.
  • Containers with twist on lids match
  • Remove stickers from sheet and put them on paper
  • Play dough with straws in it to lace ziti on
  • Therapy with small objects to push into it or find and remove from it
  • Write their name, a shape or lines on paper and have them cover it with vase fillers or stickers.