When you have a toddler, it can be hard to find activities that keep them busy and don’t involve any prep on your part! These fine motor skills activities aren’t just fun to do, but they’re easy to set up as well. I know that’s so important when you have little ones running around!
Fine Motor Skills Activities:
This bottle sorting game is so easy you can actually play it right at the table in a restaurant. All you need is a bottle and some toothpicks.
Or you could try the bottle sorting game with pipe cleaners or pom poms to practice color matching at the same time. via Sugar Aunts
All you need is a can and a rubber band for this super simple fine motor skill game. Love it! via Hands On As We Grow
Or you can use a cardboard tube! via Craftulate
Salad tongs make fun picker-uppers. via Mess For Less
A colander and some straws can be turned into fun! So simple and totally brilliant.
Or Q-Tips! Kids love to play with Q-Tips. via Fantastic Fun and Learning
Kids love to scoop and pour. All you need is a couple of bowls, a spoon and something to pour.
String cereal! It’s so easy, and everyone has cheerios, right? via From Whine to Wine
Cup stacking is a great fine motor skills activity for all ages. Just give older kids more cups and have them build higher and higher! via Mama Smiles
Use empty containers and let kids drop things through the lids. So easy and so cool! via This Reading Mama
A cheese shaker is a simple way to practice threading holes. via Mess For Less
You can also use an old spice bottle. via Powerful Mothering
A simple clothespin works great to pick up things. So easy! via Life Over CS
Tweezers work really well, too! via Craftulate
Use an ice tray and scoops to is one of my favorite fine motor skills activities. via Buggy and Buddy
Have your kids use a clip to hold their paintbrush. This is so simple and totally genius! via Housing a Forest
Making a fruit snack is a fine motor activity. Who knew? via Danya Banya
Spaghetti and playdough are also perfect for fine motor play. via The Dizzy Mom
Scissors aren’t just for paper. Make a scissor tray so kids know they can cut other stuff, too. via Mama Papa Bubba
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Doodle & Coloring Books for Fine Motor Skills!