30 Kids Activities & Materials for Promoting Fine Motor Skills | hands on : as we grow

Promote Fine Motor Skills with 30 Materials & Activities

Weaving with pipe cleaners and a cooling rack. J, who likes to tie things together, would probably enjoy this using string/yarn instead of pipe cleaners.

Use the three finger grasp (thumb, index finger, and middle finger) to pick up the pom-poms with the peg. Great strength building to help develop a pincer grip (",)

Red yellow and green pompoms on a tree outline. Pick the apples using a clothespin. Great strength building to help develop a pincer grip. Good strength building for improving pencil grip.

Zig Zag car racing for fine motor strengthening. you could draw any shape track you want if you want to mix it up.

Pre-writing activities - fine motor-strengthening: car zig-zagging but add speech/language targets along the way

30 Materials & Activities to Promote Fine Motor Skills on hands on : as we grow.  I think I will try other small objects, also - pom poms, etc.

Promote Fine Motor Skills with 30 Materials & Activities

- Balancing Marbles = good activity to promote fine motor skills development - pinch/eye-hand coordination/controlled release - from 30 Kids Activities & Materials for Promoting Fine Motor Skills

Rosemary, tomato leaves, sage and lavender to practice scissor skills

Rosemary, tomato leaves, sage and lavender to practice scissor skills - a better idea than using paper that then has to be recycled or worked into a project

We drew a variety of patterns on a large sheet of paper, we then set up a range of different resources for the children to use to follow the patterns. We also added the tweezers to create extra opportunities to practice using our fine motor skills :)

We drew a variety of patterns on a large sheet of paper, we then set up a range of different resources for the children to use to follow the patterns. We also added the tweezers to create extra opportunities to practice using our fine motor skills :)

scissor skills activity with jello :: learn to use scissors :: fine motor sensory play

Learning scissor skills with jelly sensory play

My daughter loves super squishy jelly for a messy play time. As it comes in lots of different colours and flavours, and it’s so inexpensive, you can use it for all sorts of different sensory play experiences.

Bead Drop Jar - simple, fine motor activity for preschoolers from Modern Preschool

Bead Drop Fine Motor Jar

Bead Drop Jar - simple, fine motor activity for preschoolers from Modern Preschool. Now I have something else to do with all my mason jars besides all the mason jar salads I've pinned on here :)


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