40+ Fine Motor Activities and Mom’s Library #78

Strengthening your little one’s hands enables them to do so much more than just writing and drawing.  Most everyday skills, from buttoning jackets to typing on the computer, require a lot of finger strength.  Help them develop great fine motor skills with activities that spark their imagination.

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Illuminated Cutting Practice

An enchanting work environment can make a repetitive exercise so much fun!

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Painting Pine Cone Flowers

A unique way to combine a fine motor skill with nature.

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Edible Peanut Butter Play Dough

Play dough is a classic fine motor material.  Edible play dough has to be the ultimate :)

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DIY Fine Motor Learning Wheels

These would entertain me so I know they would keep little hands busy too!

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Pre-Writing Practice

They’ll feel very grown-up practicing their writing skills!

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Fine Motor Skills with Cuisenaire Rods

These math manipulatives are used to practice addition, skip counting, and measurement, but I they can also be used for fine motor activities by allowing your children to create pictures or structures with them.

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Fine Motor and Sensory Search Activity

Search for little hidden treasures using different fine motor tools.

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30+ Fine Motor Activities with Pipe Cleaners!

The ultimate resource for activities to do with pipe cleaners.  So if you see some at garage sales this year, grab them up!

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Site Word Fine Motor Printable

Combine reading practice and fine motor skills with this free printable!

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Cutting and Painting Snowflakes

These snowflakes turn into beautiful works of art!  Plus they combine two important skills into one activity!

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Build a Snowman Fine Motor Activity

This activity would make a cute winter decoration.

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What’s your child’s favorite fine motor activity?


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  1. says

    Janine, I hope you’re having a great week! Funny you’re showing the pinecone painting project tonight, as I tried doing this with my toddler just last week. We used white paint to make a “snow” effect. She enjoyed it for a few minutes, but sadly (for my home decor) preferred tearing apart and investigating the pinecones :) Thanks for hosting!
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  2. Tracey M. says

    I signed up for a free Splash Math account. Hoping it’ll be a great way for my daughter to practice her math skills.

    • says

      Yes! Congratulations. I have sent your information off to Splash Math and they should be in touch with you shortly. Please let me know if you do not hear from them after a week. Thanks so much!


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