Discover playful ways to help young children develop the fine motor skills that are so critical for school success.
5 Playful Ways to Develop Fine Motor Skills
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Fine motor skills are key to school success! Luckily, there are some very fun ways that kids can develop their fine motor skills. Here are a few that my childre enjoy.
1. Matching Games
Picking up a card and putting it back down without disturbing the cards around it during a game of Memory is great fine motor skill! Matching pattern blocks to cards is a great follow-up activity!
2. Drawing and Coloring
My kids love coloring – especially when there is room for creative expression!
Line art is a fun alternative to traditional coloring activities.
Fun, simple drawing games are always popular with my kids, and a great on-the-go activity!
White boards can remove some of the stress for perfectionism-inclined children.
3. Sensory Play
4. Get Crafty
Fusible Melting beads are a fine motor challenge even for me!
Weaving is another excellent fine motor activity. Start with ribbon and threads that are further apart to make it accessible to little ones.
5. Stringing Activities
Cheerios are fantastic fine motor building objects! String them on pipe cleaners at the beginning, and then progress to yarn with a bit of tape around the end.
Bits of straw are also fun for children to string along a piece of yarn to create a simple necklace.
What are your favorite fine motor activities for kids?
This post is the sixth of eight in the Get Ready for K Through Play series. Here are more fun ways to practice fine motor skills.
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