10 Easy Fine Motor Activities To Try At Home

Do you ever find yourself trying to think of things for your kids to do while you’re cooking or cleaning? Have you ever wondered what you can do to strengthen your child’s hands and improve fine motor skills? Well, look no further! Here’s a list of some fun activities that are safe for your children to do, using supplies you probably have lying around your kitchen or house. These easy activities can help your child grip their writing utensil more efficiently, cut more precisely, and build up the strength and endurance in their hands to participate in daily classroom tasks.

String cereal (fruit loops, cheerios) on yarn, shoe lace, or pipe cleaner

Use tongs to sort different foods into muffin tins (mini marshmallows, starburst, peppermints)

Pour liquids into containers using different types of cups

Use toothpicks to pick up small food items (fruit, cheese cubes)

Clean fruit/vegetables, counters, table using a spray bottle

Build a tower out of cereal or snack bar boxes

Use water dropper to put liquids into cans and bottles

Roll out cookie/bread dough with rolling pin (if dough isn’t available, play dough works too!)

Cut cheese sticks, herbs, or lettuce using child-safe scissors

Scoop small crackers (Goldfish, Cheez it) using different sized measuring cups

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