Fine Motor Skills Activities
Best of 2013
Fine Motor Skills Activity #1: Marble Fine Motor Play
We used golf tees to balance marbles upon, a salad dressing bottle for spooning marbles, and a cookie sheet for painting with marbles!
Fine Motor Skills Activity #2: Homemade Geo Board
We used a small piece of wood, tiny nails and rubber bands to create a quick and simple no frills geo board to explore. Create shapes, patterns, letters and much more. Simply working the rubber bands around the nails is awesome fine motor play!
Fine Motor Skills Activity #3: Search & Find Rice Sensory Bin
I filled a long baking dish with rice and hid little trinkets and letter beads inside it. I also gave him an alphabet sheet so as he found the letters he could match them. Additionally I provided him with an ice-cube tray to hold the trinkets! Tongs and tweezers are great for encouraging fine motor skills!
Fine Motor Skills Activity #4: Scissor Cutting Skills Tray
I filled a party serving tray platter with odds and ends for him to practice cutting with his scissors! Play dough is fun to add too!
Fine Motor Skills Activity #5: Cranberry Sensory Bin
Cranberries were very fun to play with and try out our fine motor skills on too. I gave him a variety of tools to work with as well as some of our homemade play dough!
Fine Motor Skills Activity #6: Lacing Skills Tray
Another party platter tray with lots of different items from around the house to lace, make patterns and explore!
Fine Motor Skills Activity #7: Googly Eye & Play Dough Fine Motor Play
I pushed some of our homemade green play dough into a dollar store baking pan and then pressed large googly eyes into it. I paired this with tweezers and a small ginger ale bottle!
Fine Motor Skills Activity #8: Mini Fine Motor Skills Activity Tray
I used our favorite party platter again to make a bunch of mini fine motor skills activities. Each compartment of the tray had a different activity to practice skills. All items were easily found around our house too!
Fine Motor Skills Activity #9: Fine Motor DIY Colors Game
A long day called for a DIY game. Easy to make and fun to play!
Fine Motor Skills Activity #10: Card Making Fine Motor Skills Tray
Birthday card or any card making activity with a twist to practice fine motor skills too. See the great card we made for Daddy!
Fine Motor Skills Activity #11: Pinching Pennies Sensory Fine Motor Play
One day I tossed two rolls of pennies into a huge sensory bin filled with rice. I stuck a piggy bank (shaped like a teddy bear) in the middle. He had to find them all, insert them, and then count them with me! Easy and fun!
Fine Motor Skills Activity #12: Recycled Cards Puzzle Making Tray
Use any old cards whether it is holiday or birthday themed or even postcards to let your kids create new puzzles. Let them cut the pieces or help them with it depending on skill level!
Fine Motor Skills Activity #13: Pre Writing Skills with Sensory Mazes
We used corn meal and chopsticks to practice our pencil grasp and draw lines. We turned it into mazes with rocks and animals to practice curvy lines!