Strengthen little hands and arms by using a potato smasher! This is just 1 of the 25 occupational therapist-approved fine motor activities you can do with your child, using items from around your house!

Strengthen little hands and arms by using a potato smasher! This is just 1 of the 25 occupational therapist-approved fine motor activities you can do with your child, using items from around your house! Could do with peanut butter cookies with adults

Mark making dice. Roll the dice and copy the pattern. EYFS

Roll the dice and copy the pattern. Adapt this for writing numbers by inserting numbers, or use for games with pictures of Numicon plates.

thread objects on a skewer DOUGH GYM

Thread objects onto wooden sticks, skewers, or straws. Children loved doing this with Cheerios!

funky fingers. finger gym. fine motor skills. Pine cone and elastic band fine motor activity

Fine Motor Activity for Preschoolers- pine cones and elastic bands

Using the wooden sewing discs with nuts and bolts - from Rachel (",)

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ideas for fine motor dexterity #abcdoes #finemotor #funkyfingers #eyfs

Fine-motor skill ideas- less dangerous than a piece of wood and nails. I'll have to get him a squash ;

Fine-motor fun with pipe-cleaners, beads and colanders on the Finger Gym - from Rachel (",)

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Elsewhere: A New Art Technique to Try

A simple method for introducing print making to kids and for making DIY modern wall art. > or wrapping paper

Pushing pom poms into bottles. Really tricky fine motor skill to get them out! We linked this with our learning about capacity in maths. EYFS

Pushing pom poms into bottles. Really tricky fine motor skill to get them out! We linked this with our learning about capacity in maths.

Fab mark-making in a cardboard box - image from AINE Juguetes (",)

Baby+ Box + Crayons = Zen Activity for Two Year Old. They love coloring boxes. My kids would eat the box, and color on the walls.

Sensory Writing Tray

Sensory Writing Tray

A fun way to do some mark making with simple sensory materials in preparation for learning to write.

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