Here are some general activities that lend well to practicing fine-motor skills:
- Playing with play dough
- provide tools such as a rolling pin, cookie cutters, kid scissors, plastic or wooden cutting utensils, etc.
|Luke using the letter “Y” cookie cutter and a rolling pin|
- Water table, sand box, sensory box, and bath tub play
- provide cups, funnels, measuring spoons, sponges, etc.
|Luke, at age 2, practicing pouring using our “make-do” water table.|
|Playing with funnels, at ages 2-1/2 and almost 1 in the kiddie pool.|
|Sensory box play — with animal figurines and measuring cup scoops
- Letting the kids help you in the kitchen
- Let them stir, pour, scoop, transfer, etc.
|We love the Learning Tower for making it easy and safe for the kids to help in the kitchen!|
- Building with blocks
|Luke said he was building “Daddy’s work” 🙂|
- Arts and crafts activities
|Lilah stamping — 21 months old|
|Painting the driveway with sidewalk chalk paint and foam brushes — Luke 3yo, Lilah 21 months|
|Painting with water on our Buddha Boards|
- Playing games
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