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Focus on Fine Motor Skills~Twisting

Twisting items is a tricky little skill that we depend upon most often when opening containers. It is a life skill, really~you have to be able to open the milk jug or the peanut butter jar to quiet your growling stomach. Without the twisting skill, we’d all be walking around really hungry. Twisting Station Repurpose […]

Focus on Fine Motor Skills~Lacing

Lacing is a classic fine motor activity for preschoolers. 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 grab […]

Focus on Fine Motor Skills~Pinching

Pinching items and picking them up requires children to use their pincer grasp. It’s one of the first fine motor skills your child really develops as a baby, mainly to pick up Cheerios, and then they continue to use it through the “vacuum cleaner” stage when they pick up every tiny thing on the floor […]

Focus on Fine Motor Skills~Cutting

Raise your hand if the thought of giving your child scissors makes you cringe! Scissors and little hands make a lot of people nervous…me included. The first few times Jonah had access to scissors it was CRAZY and I was a nervous wreck by the end of the activity. It made me want to vow […]

Focus on Fine Motor Skills~Tearing

As soon as Asher could crawl, he found my magazine basket; he would make a beeline for it every chance he got. Those crinkly pages were just too tempting to a little one with new found freedom. And there I was, chasing him away from the basket and trying to guard the pages of my […]

What Are Fine Motor Skills and Why Develop Them?

I’ll never forget my first day of teaching kindergarten in an inner-city school with struggling students, half of whom didn’t speak English when they walked in my classroom. As I supervised students working at the art table, I noticed that none of my students were holding their scissors correctly. Later in the day, I watched […]

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 […]

Shape Lacing Cards

Help your child strengthen their fine motor skills and learn shapes at the same time with these Shape Lacing Cards. Children will work on the pincer grasp, dexterity, and hand-eye coordination. Perfect for a busy bag.

Busy Bag Ideas

If you have a toddler or preschooler, this list of busy bag ideas is just what you need. Busy bags are a great way to keep your toddler or preschooler occupied. Whether it’s while you wait in the doctor’s office, at a restaurant, or while you are cooking dinner, busy bags for preschoolers can be […]

Straw and Pipe Cleaner Busy Bag

This Straw and Pipe Cleaner Busy Bag is probably the cheapest and easiest busy bag idea there is. Using just two items, we can put together a busy bag the kids will love to play with. What two items? Straws and pipe cleaners. It’s as simple as that. Plus, if you head to the dollar […]