Fine motor activities are so important to foster those emerging skills across all age groups, but often they have small parts or may not be suitable for younger children.
When your children are different ages or you care for a group of multi- age children in a home daycare setting, getting in those fine motor activities can present a challenge….especially if your younger ones don't nap!
No need to worry, I've compiled a huge list of some of my favourite fine motor activities that can easily be modified to keep toddlers, preschoolers and even some babies happy!
At the end of the page you will also find more inspiration collected from some of my favourite Aussie bloggers!
Along the way I will offer some tips for modifying many of the activities, others are self explanatory.
If you want more information on any of the activities featured below just click on the photo to take you straight to the original post. Let's get started!
This is a recent activity after finding these huge basters marked down in our local Coles….squeezing and releasing can be a difficult concept but younger kids can join in the fun too….
Toothbrush painting offers a different fine motor challenge for little hands…to make it easier simply use smaller kid size brushes and a large area as a canvas….
Pasting small collage materials can be lots of fun for younger players and all that picking up small pieces, brushing on paste and sticking down can give the muscles and coordination a workout…..
To make it a little more challenging why not punch some holes and get the older children sewing around their creations too.
To challenge those developing skills encourage little hands to write in the sand or create pathways and pictures before making their own sand name with a little help of course!