Fine motor activities have always been put on a back burner in this house, until recently.
Which is probably a good thing.
Gross motor skills should come before fine motor skills.
Those big muscles help the little muscles!
But wow! What a difference a year makes!
You gotta try these cutting activities to build fine motor skills as well as learn to use scissors!
Last year, Henry wouldn’t sit still, or have any desire to do anything that didn’t involve a lot of running around. We were really into activities that promoted his gross motor skills at that time.
But recently, Henry’s taken a turn and likes to focus on some of these littler things. He loves to cut especially.
Now that’s he’s interested in these fine motor activities, what can we do?
I’ve gathered up some inspiration.
Some materials that promote fine motor skills… and click the link (or look below) to find a fine motor activity to do with them!
- Pom Poms
- Paper Clips
- Rubber Bands
- Pipe Cleaners
- Play Dough
- Knobs and Screws (or Nuts and Bolts)
- Hole Punch
- Eye Droppers
- Kitchen Tongs
Now that you have some materials to grab and have on hand to work on fine motor skill, put them to use with some of the activities that promote them!
These activities can be done with a great variety of materials, so don’t just limit yourself to what’s above, but instead use it as inpsiration!
If you’re struggling for younger kids to work on their fine motor skills, you may want to look into our fine motor activities for toddlers suggestions.
- Make things small
Get a quick print of these materials and what to do with them here, or click the image below.
You will find even more activities for fine motor skills… these 32 activities are focused on objects that help strengthen a child’s hand grip.
Stock up on these fine motor materials, here are some handy affiliate links to get you started: Plastic Sewing Needles for Kids, Colorful Buttons, Eye Droppers, Fiskars Pointed Scissors, Marbles, Beads.
Before really focusing in on fine motor skills, get the kids moving and using their gross motor skills first!