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Fine motor activities for kids

1-Lollipop and Colander Fine Motor Skills

Bowl with lollipops
Introduce the activity:
Take one lollipop at a time and poke it on the colander.When all lollipops are planted take them one at a time to tidy up back to the bowl.
Invite the child to try.
My daughter loves the rhyme ‘Jonny,Jonny yes papa’ and so everytime a candy,chocolate,lollipop or any sweet is involved she usually recites the rhyme with someone.

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2-Fine Motor Octopus Craft

As part of our ”under the sea topic” we gave the octopus pipe cleaner arms:) some slightly longer than others..
All in the name of fine motor fun.

You will need:

  • Colorful pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Green paper

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3-Hedgehog Fine Motor Activity

What will you need:

  • Foam plate
  • Maker
  • Toothpicks
  • Beads


  • Fine motor skills
  • Creativity
  • Learning animals
  • Coordination

We love foam plates.One of the indispensable materials for home school.I made a surprise when I woke up in the morning to my daughter.My daughter was very happy and said she wanted to do it now.We did our breakfast and we started right away.I think I’m drawing a beautiful hedgehog:))

Firstly,I made dots on the foam board .Then my daughter punched toothpicks.Finally, I put the beads on.Have fun…

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4-Helping Hands Fine Motor Activity

Today we had a montessori transfer activity with helping hands set.I painted the egg box with my daughter’s paintings.


  • Egg box carton
  • Colorful pom poms
  • Helping hands set

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5-Washi Tape Fine Motor Activity

What you need:

  • Washi tape
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Plastic animal figures

Washi tape+loose parts=fine motor fun.
Mr 1 loved playing with the ”treasure” and sticky washi tape.He struggled to grasp the plugging flowers so he did some problem solving and wedged a paddle pop stick underneath to lift them up.

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6-Paper Cups and Paper Clips Fine Motor Activity

Paper cups+start to work with tiny fingers.


  • Paper cups
  • Colorful paper clips

Benefits of this activity include:fine motor skills,coordination,counting activity,pattern.

paper clip fine motor skills

7-Handmade Bead Roller Coaster Toy

Diy bead rollercoaster toy for homeschool


  • Colorful beads
  • A piece of styrofoam
  • Wire

A trip to the doctors inspired this little bead roller coaster activity(what Drs office does not have one of these hey) and I have to say I think I am almost more excited about it than the kids.
We used a piece of styrofoam that I had saved from a delivery,flower wire that I have been hoarding for years&some beads.It was so easy -I just pushed the wire through and bent a little hook (pushing it back in to the foam) to make it stay.The girls then thread beads onto the wire (notice my 4 yo’s patterns) and afterwards I manipulated the wire into a shape before pushing the other end through and making a little hook again.(Sounds confusing but I assure you it is simple:))

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8-Fine Motor Activities Using Straw Pieces


  • Cartoon
  • Pipette(Straw Pieces)
  • Shoelaces

9-Turtle Felt Buttoning Activity

A buttoning activity with felt turtle so the shapes can be stored inside!There is a fun creative buttoning activity which dear mother prepares for her girl at this page. We thank her so much again for her sharing. You can follow her from the instagram page of @oyunevde. Have fun!


  • Felt
  • Buttons
  • Scissors
  • Rope
  • Needle

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