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5 + Fun and Unique Fine Motor Skill Activities for Kids

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Since becoming a mother there are so many things I did not understand in child development. One is how often a child can focus so much on one skill, sometimes to the detriment of others. My daughter is 2.5 years old and loves all things that work on her gross motor skills. She loves jumping, climbing, finding new, high places to sit or stand. She does all of these things but she has definitely found less interest in improving her fine motor skills. So in an effort to help her work on her fine motor skills I’ve found some amazing activities I’d like to share with you all.

But first… Why do our kids fine motor skills matter?

This is a great post from For The Love of Mom defining what fine motor skills are and why they matter.

5 Easy Ways to Help Your Preschooler Improve Fine Motor Skills

This post from Living for the Sunshine is great. They are truly simple activities, like playing with a magnadoodle, coloring, painting, etc.

Magazine Collages! A Quick and Easy Tutorial for this Rainy Day Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers, Preschoolers, & Kids

Scissors can be the bane of a mother’s life. But when supervised it is so important for our kids to have the chance to use them and build the strength and dexterity in their hands. This magazine collage idea from Mama Writes Reviews is a perfect directed activity for kids.


Simple Button Stringing Activity for Kids

This button stringing activity for kids is amazing. What a fun, unique way to have a fine motor skill activity, like stringing beads. This great idea is from Productive Pete.


Toys That Encourage Fine Motor Skill Development

I always love finding fun, new, educational toys for my kids. Toys that will work on their development like these great toys listed from For The Love of Mom. 


Toddler Fine Motor Skill Activity: Straws in a Cup

Kids always amaze me in how they can play with the simplest things. You do not have to buy fancy toys in order to build their fine motor skills. Sometimes it is as simple as a cup and straws. Love this post from Fab Working Mom Life.






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  1. I needed this because we need to do some fine tuning with my son’s finer motor skills, so this came in the perfect timing!

  2. I love the string and button exercise. My younger two love doing that one!

  3. We love little exercises like this! My kids to string cherrios and fruit loops!

  4. What great ideas for toddlers! We also like putting Q-Tips in rinsed out parmesan cheese containers. These all really work fine motor skills!

  5. Lauren says:

    Loving all these ideas!! Pinning this post now! We have a baby due in the upcoming months so this will be perfect!

  6. I’m a teacher’s aid in a SPED class and my students absolutely love sensory art and so many of these fine motor activities would be great for them! Thanks for sharing your great ideas and awesome projects!

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