Fine motor sensory activities are so healthy for kids. They enable them to get that awesome sensory feedback that they need while also practising their fine motor skills.
These fine motor sensory activities can be used at home or in preschool or the classroom.
Even older kids can benefit from fine motor work. Improving fine motor skills improves hand-eye coordination which is an important skill for driving and playing sports.
Another benefit of improving fine motor skills is that it helps children understand how their body works. This is great for body awareness and self-esteem.
The activities don’t have to be complicated. Simple and done is better than intention that doesn’t happen. Just pull out some buttons and throw them in a bin with some water beads and have your child dig for the buttons. Fine motor sensory play = done!
Fine Motor Sensory Activities:
Cotton Ball Throw Painting – This sensory activity is good for both fine motor and gross motor.
Other Fine Motor Sensory Activities:
Fine Motor Sensory Play Using a Sand Tray from Buggy and Buddy
Fine Motor Fun with Water Beads from Still Playing School
Sensory Name Recognition Bags over on The Preschool Toolbox
Fine Motor Skills for Preschoolers – Bead Transferring Activity at The Natural Homeschool
Pasta Threading Activity from Messy Little Monster
Neon Squirt Sensory Play at Days with Grey
Cardboard Drop Box by Happy Hooligans
Water Dropper Practice by Tutus and Tea Parties
Fine Motor Skills Activities, Practice, Crafts and Printable List of Ideas by The Natural Homeschool
Craft Stick Launchers on STEAM Powered Family (great for older kids)
Threading Cheerios on Learning and Exploring Through Play
Activities Using Kitchen Tongs to Promote Fine Motor Skills from Kiddie Charts
Pine Cone Snowy Owl from Red Ted Art
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