20 Fine Motor Skill Activities (Love to Learn Linky #19)

Fine motor skills come natural to you and I, but they didn’t always. Think of all the things you do with your hands like tying…

Fine motor skills come natural to you and I, but they didn’t always. Think of all the things you do with your hands like tying your shoe, writing, using scissors, or typing on a keyboard…these all take fine motor skills. It’s important for children to develop fine motor skills so they can perform the same tasks. At last week’s Love to Learn Linky, we had several activities shared on this topic which inspired today’s list of activities. Thank you to all the bloggers who shared last week, I am always so impressed with everyone creativity!   

Fine Motor Skill Activities Featured on the Love to Learn Linky:

Circle Tray & Sensory Bin by Golden Reflections Blog
Cutting Station by An Idea on Tuesday
20 Busy Bag Ideas for Busy Little People part 1 by TeacherTypes
Busy Bag Ideas for Busy Little People part 2 by The Way He Plays
Toddler Fine Motor Skill: Cutting Grass by The Practical Mom
Transferring Colored Water with Dropper by The Practical Mom

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Fine Motor Skills From the Love to Learn Linky Hostesses:

Tissue Paper Art by Left Brain Craft Brain
Watermelon Seed Fine Motor Activities by Totschooling
Fishing for Goldfish by A Little Pinch of Perfect
Hammer & Learn: A Fine-Motor Skill Game by One Time Through
Don’t Drop the Cap by A Little Pinch of Perfect
Butterfly Count by A Little Pinch of Perfect
Pirate Treasure Playdough by One Time Through
Balance and Float Game by A Little Pinch of Perfect
Magic Glow Stick Game by A Little Pinch of Perfect

More Great Fine Motor Skill Ideas: 

Q-Tips and Straws by Mess for Less
Glow Grabbing Machine by Hands on as We Grow
Matchstick Colour Sorting Fine Motor Toy by The Imagination Tree
Princess Playdough by No Time for Flashcards
Cranberry Science Fine Motor Play by Little Bins for Little Hands

Make sure to stop by my lovely co-hosts to see what they have 
featured for this weeks Love to Learn Linky:
DIY Christmas Erasers by Left Brain Craft Brain
The ABC’s of Sensory Play by Totschooling
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Now it’s time for some more links! Bloggers, share your posts every Thursday and watch as we round them up and share them all over the place. Almost anything goes, we’re just hoping your activities teach kids (or us!) something (science, art, cooking, behavior, crafting, parenting etc…).

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Left Brain Craft BrainLeft Brain Craft Brain (leftbraincraftbrain.com): Anne is an ex-engineer, current stay-at-home mama writing about crafty ways to encourage creativity (and brain power!) in our kids. Each of her projects gives kids the chance to learn about a new subject and do something crafty at the same time.

 photo 86dc3214-616a-44fc-919e-39cbe9235c1b_zps229eaa2a.jpgTotschooling (totschooling.net): Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler and a preschooler, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.

One Time Through Logo Button photo onetimethrough-button_zps6d59d16e.pngOne Time Through (onetimethrough.com): Sue is an Elementary School Teacher currently on leave to be at home with her preschooler son. She shares ideas for connecting and learning with kids through meaningful, play-based activities that nurture curiosity and creativity.

A Little Pinch of Perfect (alittlepinchofperfect.com): Katie combines creativity, play, and learning for the perfect mishmash of fun activities that keep kiddos entertained throughout the day. She wholeheartedly believes in the power of play and feels that all activities naturally provide a fun way to learn.

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  1. Hi Heather, Thanksgiving isn't till Thursday, so there is plenty of time for more Turkey crafts! 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing our Treasure Playdough and Fine-Motor Hammering game Katie! This looks like a terrific roundup of ideas! Best, Sue

    1. Hi Sue, I love both your activities. We recently did the treasure playdough activity with our J for jewel activities and my kids loved it!

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