Wednesday, December 3, 2014

18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers

18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers. Love how lots of these ideas use stuff you already have around the house. #kids, #education

It's no secret that fine motor skills play an important role in a child's development and success at school. When I was teaching Preschool and Kindergarten, I saw many kids who had weak fine motor skills. I created a variety of fine motor activities to use in the classroom for students of all skill levels, as everyone can use a little help. Many parents wanted to work on fine motor skills at home too and they often asked me for ideas. The activities I will be sharing today will help kids strengthen their skills while incorporating learning from various parts of the curriculum. I just love sneaking in some learning wherever I can, don't you?
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Pushing Toothpicks
This activity requires 2 supplies and is pretty easy to take anywhere.

18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers. Love how lots of these ideas use stuff you already have around the house. #kids, #education

Kids will be gaining strength as they push tees in foam. Even a toddler can do it! 

18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers. Love how lots of these ideas use stuff you already have around the house. #kids, #education

In addition to fine motor practice, you can use this activity to help with color recognition.

18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers. Love how lots of these ideas use stuff you already have around the house. #kids, #education

What kid doesn't love play dough? Take advantage of that by adding some beads for fine motor practice.



Stringing beads on a pipe cleaner is a great way to work on fine motor skills. Add some fun by creating a snake.

18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers. Love how lots of these ideas use stuff you already have around the house. #kids, #education

Raid your pantry for this yummy activity that will have kids reaching and grasping for more.

18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers. Love how lots of these ideas use stuff you already have around the house. #kids, #education

Fun for little fingers! This is another activity that my preschoolers and toddler both enjoyed.

18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers. Love how lots of these ideas use stuff you already have around the house. #kids, #education

Little hands get quite the workout as they weave paper under and over to create a pretty place mat.

18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers. Love how lots of these ideas use stuff you already have around the house. #kids, #education

Love this new use for a strainer or colander! In addition to being a great fine motor activity, this unleashes imagination and keeps kids busy. Win!

18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers. Love how lots of these ideas use stuff you already have around the house. #kids, #education

Math combined with fine motor work? Count me in! (pun very much intended)

18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers. Love how lots of these ideas use stuff you already have around the house. #kids, #education

You can make this game yourself and it helps kids learn their colors in addition to fine motor skills.

18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers. Love how lots of these ideas use stuff you already have around the house. #kids, #education

Cupcake liners and pom poms combine to make a tasty fine motor treat.

18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers. Love how lots of these ideas use stuff you already have around the house. #kids, #education

This activity combines math, money skills and fine motor. Best of all, everyone has coins.

18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers. Love how lots of these ideas use stuff you already have around the house. #kids, #education

Kids will have no idea they are actually building small motor skills while playing with marshmallows.

18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers. Love how lots of these ideas use stuff you already have around the house. #kids, #education

I consider pipe cleaners an essential fine motor item. They sell them at the dollar store so pick some up and play!

18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers. Love how lots of these ideas use stuff you already have around the house. #kids, #education

Not only does this help improve fine motor skills, it encourages kids to help out around the house.

18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers. Love how lots of these ideas use stuff you already have around the house. #kids, #education

Pipe cleaners again? Did you buy them yet? Practice counting and math skills while working those little muscles.

18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers. Love how lots of these ideas use stuff you already have around the house. #kids, #education

Kids learn all about color mixing while practicing important fine motor work.

18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers. Love how lots of these ideas use stuff you already have around the house. #kids, #education

Okay, that should keep you busy for some time!

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