Lacing Shapes Busy Bag (Free Printable)

Lacing is a great way to work on fine motor skills. Manipulating the string in and out of the holes takes a lot of effort for little fingers. It strengthens dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and the pincer grasp. Sometimes this activity can be frustrating for them when the string falls out of the hole before they can […]

10 Flower Fine Motor Skills Activities

My hydrangeas are starting to bloom and I’ve filled up my potted plants with my favorite annuals. I’ve had flowers on my mind lately. I’ve rounded up 10 Flower Fine Motor Skills Activities that are a perfect way to celebrate the spring and summer colors with a fine motor twist. You’ll find flower crafts, flower learning […]

Tracing Lines Busy Bag (Free Printable)

My preschooler has been starting to show an interest in writing lately. While he can write letters, he needs help learning to control the writing strokes. To help him practice tracing and controlling his writing, I made a Tracing Lines Busy Bag for him. This free printable for tracing lines is a perfect introduction to […]

10 Earth Day Fine Motor Skills Activities

If you’re looking for some ways to focus on Earth Day and Fine Motor Skills at the same time, I’ve got you covered. Most of the best fine motor skills activities are made from recycled materials or using common items in a new way, so these 10 Earth Day Fine Motor Skills Activities are a […]

DIY Fine Motor Tongs Made With Chopsticks

I love to make Fine Motor Skills tools with ordinary things if I can, that’s why I love these DIY Fine Motor Tongs made with Chopsticks so much. They are easy to make and fun for kids to use. These can be used for everyday simple fine motor skills activities, but could also be used […]

6 Tips for Correcting Pencil Grip

Learning the proper pencil grip can be a little tricky for kids–and it’s so important for handwriting! If they learn how to grip the pencil incorrectly and are allowed to continue without correction, it is a hard habit to break. Thankfully, there are methods to correcting pencil grip in kids. It will take some work and reminders, […]

The Ultimate Guide to Developing Fine Motor Skills

Fine Motor Skills are important to everyday activities such as tying shoes, writing names, and buttoning a shirt. Little hands need practice to develop these skills and strengthen hand muscles. Developing Fine Motor Skills doesn’t have to be complicated, but it should always be fun! Use these tips and tricks to help your kids while […]

5 Preschool Pinterest Boards You Don’t Want to Miss

I love Pinterest. There are lots of great ways to use Pinterest–wish lists, project ideas, menu planning, and more. I have found that I have a mixture of Pinterest boards, but some of my favorite to pin to are preschool focused. Today I’m sharing my Top 5 Preschool Pinterest Boards. Make sure to follow them! […]

10 Favorite Toys for Fine Motor Skills

While I try to set up frugal  fine motor skills activities from common household items as often as I can, there are times that we purchase items, receive them as gifts, or even dig them out of our own childhood closets for fine motor fun. I thought I’d share some of our favorites with you! […]

The Natural Next Step~Writing

Ultimately, the goal of developing fine motors skills is for children to be able to function in everyday tasks. One of the natural next steps after strengthening little fingers is to use the skills through writing. Writing is a big piece of the fine motor puzzle. Set them up for success Hopefully, I’ve convinced you […]