These fine motor activities are perfect for kids of all ages. Whether they are as young as 3 or in kindergarten, kids need to be developing this important skill. These crafts and activities are designed to help strengthen a child’s abilities as well as help them feel creative and have fun.
Fine Motor Activities
As your children get older, it’s important to keep finding ways to work on their fine motor skills. When they’re young, pairing educational activities and fun activities together is the perfect recipe for success.
What you’ll find from all of these activities listed below is that they’re easy to do and fun as well. An easy way to keep their attention to work on their skills is to introduce fun activities that they’re going to stay interested in as well.
There are so many crafts on our site that can be used to build their skills, construction paper crafts are great at building fine motor abilities. This collection of crafts is created specifically for focusing on those little fingers.
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Tips for getting the most out of these fine motor activities
- Take the time to sit down and do them with your child. Be engaged with them and cheer them along!
- Ask them what they want to start with first. If they’re part of the decision process, that means that they’re going to be choosing ones that they’re actually interested in doing.
Activities that build fine motor skills for kindergartners
These crafts and activities are perfect to increase the fine motor skills for 5 year olds.
Placing the "snow" in this winter craft is a great fine motor skill builder.
Wrapping paper strips around craft sticks is a fantastic fine motor skill builder!
String pipe cleaners through the cardboard to create this easy flower craft.
A simple sun that uses pipe cleaners, cardboard, and construction paper.
Kids place each dot, in a rainbow order, so it builds color skills too!
Screw lids onto the bottles, stuff items into the opening, and more!
Kids can take the felt squares on and off. This is a great activity for when you're at a restaurant!
String the construction paper onto the pipe cleaner to create this adorable paper snake.
Use paper dots to decorate rocks.
Little fingers roll doilies to create lovely paper roses.
String paper strips onto pipe cleaners for this craft that comes off the page.
Stuff small pieces of tissue paper into the paper tubes to make colorful spring flowers.
Each of these paper strips is strung onto the end of the pipe cleaner.
Place each dot to create a fun butterfly suncatcher.
Place the painted beans to create a fun art project that's perfect for Father's Day.
Each of these paper strips is strung onto the end of the pipe cleaner in the rainbow order.
Another dotted suncatcher. This one is perfect for back to school.
Each paper dot is placed which helps to build those fine motor skills.
String the pipe cleaners through holes in the paper tube to create adorable spiders.
The dotted feathers on these construction paper turkeys make this a fantastic craft for building those finger muscles.
String beads onto the pipe cleaners and then string the pipe cleaners onto the paper to create a unique Christmas tree craft.
Place beads into the small cookie cutter to create this fun Christmas ornament.
Place each dot to create a fun suncatcher style Christmas ornament.
More educational activities you might like
- Red day activities for preschool – Having days organized by colors is a great learning resource.
- 25 easy nature crafts for kids to make this summer – Packed full of even more great ideas!
- Shapes – These simple crafts help kids understand basic shapes.
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