40 Fine Motor Skills Activities

Here is a collection of 40 fine motor skills activities for young children that are easy to set up and promote a whole range of skills. They’re creative, open-ended, appropriate and varied with ideas for practising motor skills through art, sensory play and simple manipulative games, and there are so many to choose from!

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First Sewing Basket for Kids

Make a first sewing basket for kids using simple, age appropriate materials that encourage open-ended creativity, fine motor skills and plenty of independent fun!Ideas for making a first sewing basket for kids

My girls have been asking to do some sewing recently, so we collected some simple,

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Driving Cars on the Window

Make an easy and playful car driving activity using craft foam road-way pieces stuck to the window or bath tub! So much fun and a great activity for strengthening shoulder and arm muscles, developing gross motor co-ordination and learning to work on a vertical plane. And simply a great fun activity for toddlers with lots

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Baby and Toddler Sensory Play with Hair Rollers

Make a fun little sensory play activity for babies and toddlers using some coloured hair rollers in different sizes! Such a lovely, tactile exploratory experience and great for little hands to develop co-ordination and motor skills along the way.

Baby play activity with hair rollers

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Play Dough Construction Site Small World Play

Make a  construction site for diggers and dumper truck imaginative play using homemade black play dough! Fantastic fun for vehicle lovers and encouraging imaginative, sensory and role play for kids, not to mention developing fine motor skills at the same time!

 Play dough activity with diggers and
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