Science activities and experiments are terrific experiences and play opportunities for young kids to learn and discover about the world around them. Did you know that science activities also offer the opportunity to practice fine motor skills. I am excited to share with you a few of our favorite fine motor activities and tools for our science activities as well as our NEW BOOK: 100 Fine Motor Ideas!
Favorite Fine Motor Ideas and Tools for Science
I am pleased to announce that Volume 2 of our Fine Motor Ideas books is ready to order! Plus if you haven’t picked up the first volume, now is a great time. They are available on in print on Amazon, Kindle, and eBook format. Please check out the links below to see how you can order your copies. Also make sure to check out a few of our simple science activities that use our favorite fine motor tools.
FINE MOTOR IDEAS BOOK ORDERING INFORMATION
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AWESOME FINE MOTOR IDEAS FOR SCIENCE ACTIVITIES
Tongs or tweezers are perfect for improving finger grasps and strengthening hands,
They help scientists remove and separate various materials for examination. Science activities such as our pumpkin investigation, flower science, preschool observation, and Oobleck science activities all use tongs or tweezers!
Eyedroppers are also great for finger grasp practice, squeezing, and finger strength.
Scientists use eyedroppers to transfer small amounts of liquids for examination, testing, and observation. Ice melting science is a fun way we use eyedroppers including this icy dinosaur egg excavation . Make a homemade lava lamp too. We also love to use eyedroppers for baking soda science experiments too. There’s a fun idea in the new book!
Squeeze bottles are great for building whole hand strength by squeezing!
A squirt bottle is awesome for hand-eye coordination and finger strengthening.
Practicing specific grasps with little fingers is also excellent fine motor practice.
Scientists have to be skilled with their fingers, have good hand eye coordination, and be able to pick up tiny objects. Building structures with edible and non edible items is fun finger work! Also removing items from substances like our treasure slime activity is great work. How about building mini robots too!
If you are a parent, teacher, therapist, caregiver, or friend, you CAN USE this book.
The ideas and activities presented are do-able, inexpensive, and use everyday supplies!
Fine Motor Activities from All The Co-Authors
Fine Motor Color Learning Ideas from Powerful Mothering
Fine Motor Alphabet Ideas from Stir the Wonder
Storybook Inspired Fine Motor Activities from School Time Snippets
Ultimate Collection of 45+ Scissor Skills Activities from Craftulate
Fine Motor Painting Activities from House of Burke
Fine Motor Art Ideas from Our Whimsical Days
Pincer Grasp Activities on Lalymom
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