Fine Motor Activities

Fine Motor and Hand Strengthening Activities

  • Hide items in play dough or theraputty. Pick them out. (pennies, beads, etc)
  • Lacing cards
  • String beads, macaroni, cereal
  • Pop bubble wrap
  • Snap fingers
  • Spin tops
  • Use a hole puncher
  • Wring out a wet clot
  • Use a chip clip or tweezer to pick up puff balls and put them in a container
  • Clay activities. Make a pinch pot
  • Roll, squeeze, flatten play dough
  • Hang clothes pins on a string
  • Tearing and crumpling paper. Try to crumple a few pieces in one hand
  • Use squirt bottles-spray plants
  • Turn cards over without bringing them to the edge of the table. Memory
  • Do activities with stickers
  • Snap beads
  • Twisting lids on and off
  • Craft activities using glue, paint brushes, scissors, markers, paint, crayons, etc

 

Fine Motor Games

  • Jacks
  • Pick Up Sticks
  • Lite Brite
  • Operation
  • Battle Ship
  • Perfection
  • Etch-A-Sketch
  • Legos
  • Yatzee
  • Jenga
  • Card Games