Fine Motor Skill Activities- #7 Toothpicks & Spice Jars

I love creating fine motor activities out of everyday items around the house. Here is one I landed upon recently, my little guys have been very into “playing kitchen” and were thrilled when I handed over a few empty spice jars and toothpicks for them to explore. My older son and I continued playing further […]

Fine Motor Skill Activities- #6 Line Mazes (with free printables)

This is the perfect activity to play while waiting in the doctor’s office, to entertain your child at a restaurant, or as a calm activity before bed. I love playing with my sons, but also love to share ideas with my husband and let him play them with our boys. He is such a great […]

Fine Motor Skills: #6 Cheese Cube Structures

Materials:  Cheese Cubes Toothpicks Cheese Cube Structure Activities:  Begin my allowing your child to just experiment with the two materials. Do your best not to give them any ideas and see what they can create on their own. You may need to demonstrate on how to connect the two together. Challenge them to build shapes: […]

Fine Motor Skill Activities: #5 Clothes Pins

Materials: Clothes pins and boxes, bowls, or cups. Clothes Pin Activities:  1. Have your child begin by practicing clipping the clothes pins onto the rim of a bowl. 2. Game 1: See how many clothes pins you can fit on the rim. 3. Game 2: See how many clothes pins you can clip on top […]

Fine Motor Skills: #4 Colander and Pipe Cleaners

Materials: Colander, Pipe Cleaners, Colander and Pipe Cleaner Ideas:  1. Place the colander upside down and see how many pipe cleaners you can fit into the colander holes. 2. Using one pipe cleaner at a time, place the ends in separate holes and see how many arches you can make around the colander. 3.  Show […]

Fine Motor Skills- #3 Pom-Pom Balls & Ice Cube Trays

Materials: Ice Cube Trays (any would work; the ones shown are from Ikea), Pom-pom balls (local craft store), Tweezers/Small kitchen tongs, Pom-Pom Balls and Ice Cube Tray Ideas:  1. Sorting by colors 2. Placing a certain number of pom-pom balls into each hole 3. Using tweezers or any small kitchen tongs to pick up the […]