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Help your toddler develop their motor skills with these fun activities. Learning activities for fine motor skills. Fun games to strengthen gross motor skills.

Finger Puppets for Kids (free printable)

Use these printable finger puppets to enhance pretend play time, ignite creative imaginations, strengthen fine motor skills with finger dexterity, and to have a lot of fun. Printable puppets are a huge hit with young children. They spark imaginative play and are easy to prepare, just print and play. Playing with finger puppets builds language …

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Developing Fine Motor Skills

We often hear about the importance of a child developing fine motor skills but do we always know what that means or why it’s so important?  As your child develops, being able to color with crayons, cut with scissors, tie their shoes, or complete puzzles becomes integral to their development.  We can ensure their success …

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Tooth Pick Activity

Give this tooth pick activity a try! I found these toothpick holders at Dollar Tree (3/$1) in the Luau section. They are a perfect fine motor skill activity. The lid has a small hole to put the toothpicks back into the container or you can turn it and it has 3 holes to put the …

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Lacing with Water Noodles

This lacing with water noodles activity from My Little Gems is awesome! Grab a few of the water noodles that are hopefully on sale right now and make them into a large lacing activity by cutting the noodles into pieces. photo courtesy of My Little Gems I have had this activity on my “to do” list …

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Cardboard Shape & Rubber Bands

Here’s a great activity for your toddler or preschooler using a cardboard shape and rubber bands. It is great for strengthening finger and hand muscles which is important for beginning writers. Cut a star out of sturdy cardboard and give your child several rubber bands to stretch over it. This is a great activity for motor …

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Opening & Closing

I’ve seen this opening and closing activity all over the internet and have been so excited to try it with B!  I saved up quite a few containers that open in different ways. I put a penny in each container and told Blake he could put the pennies in his bank if he could get them …

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Sweeping Beans

Sweeping Beans is a fun motor skills activity for your toddler or preschooler! I’ve seen this activity online in quite a few places and finally found the broom and dust pan for B at the Target dollar spot. I taped a piece of paper onto his table (you could also do this on the floor …

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