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

My Ice Cream for Summer

Arts & Crafts by: sumana

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

A craft work of making an ice cream.

Producers, Consumers and Decomposers

Experiments by: CREAA Academy

Ages: 48 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

This activity will help your child to understand the difference between producers, consumers and decomposers.

I Shake My Thumb Jing-A-Jing

Song by: MamaLicia

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time:

An action song that helps motor skill differentiation. It is a short jingle that can be done anywhere to help focus the kids' attention.

Dress Up

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time:

Have fun practicing putting on hats and shirts.

Nature Collages

Arts & Crafts by: arjun

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Expands imagination and nature awareness by creating a nature collage

Tissue Ghosts

Arts & Crafts by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

Make a simple halloween decoration.

Leprechaun Trap

Arts & Crafts by: Nancy M.

Ages: 0 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

How do you catch a Leprechaun? By making a trap of course! Let your child's imagination take control with this fun, hands on activity.

Paper Cup Dragon

Arts & Crafts by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Make a dragon for the Chinese New Year, also called Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival.

Airplane

Arts & Crafts by: QuintensMom

Ages: 12 to 54 months

Time: 5 mins

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Super - no wait, it's definitely plane. Build an airplane using supplies from your Doctor's office.

Toddler Bean Bags

Arts & Crafts by: Linda O

Ages: 12 to 60 months

Time: 1 hour

This will provide safe items to focus on when toddlers begin their inevitable, and necessary, experiments with throwing.

Recycled Toys

Arts & Crafts by: Linda O

Ages: 6 to 60 months

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Engage baby and toddler imaginations and play with everyday recycled objects.

Evergreen Forest

Experiments by: CREAA Academy

Ages: 42 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

An Evergreen Forest is a forest consisting mainly of evergreen trees that retain green foliage all year round. This activity will help your child...

Coniferous Forest

Experiments by: CREAA Academy

Ages: 42 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

This activity will help your child to understand the different types of forests that occur in nature.

Paper Vegetable Garden

Arts & Crafts by: Bijou

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Develop fine motor skills by creating paper vegetables for an egg carton garden.

American Flag

Arts & Crafts by: Bijou

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Fine motor skills are developed through the creation of this patriotic art project.

Stencil Painting with Sponge Texture

Arts & Crafts by: sumana

Ages: 24 to 48 months

Time: 20 mins

Child gets to make stenciled artwork while improving hand and eye coordination and fine motor skills.

Pot Painting

Arts & Crafts by: arjun

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Make your own colorful pots. This helps in improving the child's imagination and creativity.

Paper Flower

Arts & Crafts by: Bijou

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Create a beautiful flower out of paper.

Valentine's Heart

Arts & Crafts by: Seattlemum

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Use small motor skills to create a heart-shaped card for family and friends to share smiles and love on Valentine's Day.

Pasta Necklace

Arts & Crafts by: Nancy M.

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Practice fine motor skills with this inexpensive activity!