Fine Motor Skills Activities for Babies

Here is a collection of simple and engaging fine motor skills activities for babies and toddlers that help to encourage muscle strength, co-ordination and concentration, all through playful fun! There are so many other benefits to these activities too and they are simple and meaningful for small minds, using materials from around the home and

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Egg Carton Colour Sorting

Play with colourful pom poms in the sensory table and sort them by colour into coloured egg cartons! Fine motor control, colour recognition and early sorting skills for toddlers and preschoolers.Egg carton and pom pom colour sorting

Here’s the next simple play activity in our Toddler Play

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Printing with Cardboard Shape Tubes

Make your own shape printers using folded cardboard tubes, for easy grip and playful maths learning for toddlers and preschoolers! The resulting art work also looks lovely when turned into wrapping paper, wall art or cut to make further collage pictures.

Cardboard tube shape printers for toddler art

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Giant Colour Themed Sensory Tub

Create a giant  sensory tub for toddlers and preschoolers to learn about colours in a whole body, mutli-sensory way, with lots of fun fine motor skill activities thrown into the mix too!Giant colour-themed toddler sensory tub

We have a huge – storage box from Ikea that we have repurposed many times

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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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