5 Fun Activities that Promote Fine Motor Coordination in Childrenby Amanda Glassburner, COTA
We’re thrilled to share a few activities that will not only provide fun but also promote fine motor coordination in children.
1. Playdough/Theraputty Creations
Roll, pinch, and mold playdough into various shapes and figures. This sensory-rich activity strengthens hand muscles and improves dexterity.
2. Stringing Beads
Stringing colorful beads onto a shoelace or pipe cleaner is a fantastic way to enhance hand-eye coordination and refine the pincer grasp.
3. Tweezer Fun
Provide children with tweezers or tongs to pick up small objects like cotton balls, pom-poms, or even cereal. This activity sharpens precision and fine motor control.
4. Threading Activities
Use large plastic needles and yarn to thread buttons, pasta, or cereal onto a string. It’s a great way to strengthen finger muscles.
5. Lacing Cards
Lacing cards with pre-punched holes are fantastic for fine motor practice. Kids can use shoelaces or yarn to weave through the holes.
Remember these activities are not just about skill development; they’re also about having fun. Be patient and offer encouragement as they explore and master these fine motor challenges.
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