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From holding a pencil to turning the pages in a book, kids use their fine motor skills everyday as they are learning to read and write. The development of the small muscles in the hands and fingers in coordination with the eyes is important in not only children’s learning but also in their everyday life.

Interactive, hands-on activities are a fun way for kids to develop their fine motor skills. From clip cards to play dough, there are many tools and resources that you can use to help your children strengthen their hand muscle strength, hand and eye coordination, and much more. Click on the pictures below to find activities and resources for your kids!

Popular Fine Motor Activities:

Alphabet Clip Cards

Lion’s Mane Cutting Activity

Farm Visual Discrimination Clip Cards

Chocolate Chip Cookie Letter Match Activity

Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day on August 4th with this Cookie Letter Match Activity (and a scrumptious treat!) This hands-on activity makes learning the ABC’s sweet!    Chocolate Chip Cookie Letter Match Activity: This alphabet activity is not only a fun way for preschoolers and kindergarteners to practice matching capital and lowercase letters. But, connecting …

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Ice Cream Letter Match Activity

Keep your preschoolers learning all summer long with this free printable Ice Cream Letter Match Activity! With ice cream-shaped letters and links, your pre-readers will be working on learning the ABC’s and fine motor skills in one activity. “Scoop… there it is!”    Ice Cream Letter Match Activity: Through this hands-on activity, your preschoolers will not …

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Fishing Alphabet Clip Cards

Your preschoolers are going to get “hooked” on learning the ABC’s with these free printable Fishing Alphabet Clip Cards! This simple activity is a fun way for pre-readers to practice letter matching and work on fine motor skills.    Fishing Alphabet Clip Cards: By squeezing clothespins open and attaching them to the cards, your kids …

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