20 Fine Motor Activities for Kids {Stress-Free Sunday #11}

20 Fine Motor Activities for Kids

Within the scope of education and young children, fine motor skills generally refer to small hand movements.  These skills are incredibly important as the kiddos get ready to write.  Fine motor activities for kids helps strengthen their fingers and allows them to practice the small movements needed when writing.

20 Fine Motor Activities for Kids

Some of Fun-A-Day’s fine motor play:
1. Using Tiny Erasers to Promote Fine Motor Skills
2. Fine Motor Fun with Toothpicks and Straws
3. Styrofoam Creations
4. Beaded Shamrocks
5. Rainbow Fine Motor Play
6. Sticky Tape Play from “Made By Little Hands” e-Book Review
7. Homemade Geoboard

20 Fine Motor Activities for Kids

Wonderful fine motor fun from other awesome sites:
8.  Dissecting a Flower {Gift of Curiosity}
9. Sorting Beans from F is for Farm {Little Bins for Little Hands}
10. Syringe Painting from N is for Nurse {Life with Moore Babies}
11. Weaving with Kids Using Ribbons and Fabric  {Buggy & Buddy}
12. Simple Fine Motor: Beading Toothpicks {Finding the Teachable Moment}
13. Leo Lionni’s Pezzettino Book Activity {Fantastic Fun & Learning}

20 Fine Motor Activities for Kids

A few more fine motor activities for kids:
14.  Transportation Count & Clip Cards {The Measured Mom}
15. Toddler Wire Basket Sculpture {Twodaloo}
16. Water Beads, A Pool, and Pool Noodles {And Next Comes L}
17. Fine Motor Math Game {Pre-K Pages}
18. Weaving with Pipe Cleaners and a Cooling Rack from Read.Explore. Learn: Bugtown Boogie {JDaniel4’s Mom}
19. Pompom Drop {Craftulate}
20. Button Snake {Happy Hooligans}

Keep an eye on my Fine Motor Activities Pinterest board — I’ll keep adding to it as I come across more fine motor fun!!


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    • says

      Of course, Chelsey! My son already has plans for how he can work that big loom into our playroom! I think he’s actually drawn up some plans for how he wants it built too!

    • says

      Vanessa, I just love seeing what you’re up to at Pre-K Pages! I really liked how you used simple materials to integrate math with fine motor skills. Plus, you had dice — and kids just love any games that involve dice!

    • says

      Thanks, Shauna! It’s so true — fine motor skills creep into so many different activities. I love how intent your son looked during his Leo Lionni art project. :)

  1. says

    I love this collection of activities. I’m always on the lookout for fine motor ideas, definitely going to pin this for future reference. :) Thank you so much for including our beading toothpicks activity!

    • says

      Oh, those beading toothpicks are awesome! And you’re so smart for making sure to tape the edges. 😉 One of the toddlers I watch over the summer is going to LOVE doing your activity!


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