Fine Motor Skills

Here you will find games and activities developed to improve coordination and small muscle movement for infants to adolescents.


Fruit Loop Tower:

You will need:

  • A ball of Playdough, clay or putty
  • Spaghetti or small sticks (we used the sticks out of our KerPlunk game)
  • A plate
  • Fruit Loops

Place the sticks in the ball of dough and have the child place the Fruit Loops onto the sticks to build towers.

Spoon Marble Pick-Up:

You will need:

  • A shallow box or bowl filled with rice or sand
  • Marbles
  • A spoon
  • A small cup or bowl

The child will use the spoon to extract the marbles from the box and place them in the cup. This is a great way to work on fine motor skills and practice using utensils. This activity should be supervised to ensure that the marbles do not become a choking hazard.


Domino Letters:

Standing up dominoes is a great way to hone fine motor skills. Forming letters makes it fun for the child and also helps with literacy skills. The best part, of course, is knocking it down!

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Marble Balancing:

You will need:

  • Foam block
  • Golf tees
  • Marbles

For older kids, have them hold a handful of the marbles and deposit them one by one onto the golf tees. For smaller children, put the foam block into a bowl to hold the marbles and to catch any that might fall.


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