Fine motor skills activities for kids

Definition of fine motor skills: Ability to coordinate small muscle movements in body parts such as hands and fingers with an area of focus. Fine motor skills are involving in picking things up, playing with small objects, drawing, dressing, eating, and writing. These activities encourage kids to practice their fine motor skills.

260 Fine motor skills activities

Halloween Photo Frame

Arts & Crafts by: Bijou

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time: 1 hour 15 mins

Decorate a frame with ghosts, pumpkins, owls, and other symbols of Halloween.

Hanging Hooks

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time:

Teach fine motor skills while having fun with s-hooks.

Introduction to Magnets

Experiments by: Susanna

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Give your child a first look at how magnets work.

Button Ornament

Arts & Crafts by: Linda O

Ages: 42 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Small motor skills are practiced while creating this holiday ornament.

Stuffed Sports Ball

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Create a three-dimensional sports ball.

Lacing Cards

Arts & Crafts by: arjun

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Children learn the basics of lacing to increase hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

Origami Leaf and Caterpillar

Arts & Crafts by: Susanna

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time:

A very simple origami that is fun to play with.

Origami Santa

Arts & Crafts by: Susanna

Ages: 48 to 60 months

Time:

Fold your Santa out of paper. Makes a great Christmas card.

Stained Glass Kite

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Welcome spring with a colorful kite.

Paper Plate Leprechaun

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 35 mins

Create a cute craft to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

Experimenting with Molluscs

Experiments by: CREAA Academy

Ages: 42 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

This activity will help your child to understand what Molluscs are, as well as their characteristics in the animal kingdom.

Fresh Water Habitat

Experiments by: CREAA Academy

Ages: 42 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

This activity will help your child to classify which animals and insects live in a fresh water habitat.

Indoor Snow Storm

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 12 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Have fun making a mess and cleaning up with your toddler. Teach and reinforce gross and fine motor skills.

Basic Shape People

Arts & Crafts by: tinymont

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Encourages kids to explore basic shapes to model the human body

Elephant Painted With a Toothbrush

Arts & Crafts by: arjun

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

This activity will help the child improve sensory movement and strengthen their fingers.

Leaf Printing

Arts & Crafts by: arjun

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Show children the beautiful variety of leaves in nature with this pretty craft.

Shapes in the Sky

Arts & Crafts by: sumana

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Children create the sky with sun, moon, and stars.

Paper Chain

Arts & Crafts by: Linda O

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Small motor skills are used to create this decoration, which can be used for many holidays.

Teach your Kids about Cnidaria!

Experiments by: CREAA Academy

Ages: 42 to 60 months

Time:

Cnidaria is a phylum containing over 10,000[5] species of animals found exclusively in aquatic and mostly marine environments. Their distinguishing...

Hot Desert

Experiments by: CREAA Academy

Ages: 48 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

This activity helps the children to remember and learn about the animals that live in hot climate conditions like desert.