This is a fun game that really tests the children’s fine motor skills and hand eye coordination. Phonics- In this activity children fish for sounds. It works in two ways with the teacher saying a sound or word and the children fishing it out; or by the children fishing out the sound of their c
In this activity the children must read the number and put the correct amount of pegs onto the plate. The numbers and plates are interchangeable.
Threading is a fun exercise to help children to improve their concentration and their fine motor skills. It also helps to improve balance and hand eye coordination. The great thing about threading is that their are so many opportunities for cross c
In this activity the children get to practice their Fine Motor Skills as well as reinforce learnt phonic sounds. The children must use a spoon to scoop out marbles from their tin and place them on the correct letter. The game can be differentiated by using a mixture of sounds on one hand or as [&hel
Maze boards are a nice addition to the preschool classroom. Children are able to practice manipulated their fingers and wrists to move the handle through the maze.
Activity: Very simple and cheap way to challenge your child to clip as many paper clips onto a cardboard tube as they can in a certain time. Coordination is also practiced; to grip and steady the tube as they attach the clips at the same time. Differentiation: Set targets for your child. Reduce th
Activity: Scissors are a very tricky tool to learn to use. Small, safe, plastic only scissors are the best to start the training. Any number of fun activities can be done with scissors, from cutting along dotted lines to cutting out photos, shapes and pictures from old magazines. Collages and other
Activity: Plastic nut and bolt sets are an ideal choice for this fine motor activity but they aren’t always that easy to source. The best place to look would be online but otherwise real nuts and bolts can be uses. The threading of the nut into its partner bolt takes alignment and fine
Activity: There are so many ways that play dough can be used and whilst any activity will help strengthen fine motor muscles in the fingers. Rolling, squashing, moulding and stretching can all be modelled by an adult when making objects and allows children to experiment with a variety of fing
Activity: Children use their finger tips to pinch open the pegs and carefully clip them to a washing line. Just as with threading, hand and eye coordination is needed. Differentiation: Pegs vary a lot. From a child friendly large plastic type, to smaller wooden ones with stronger springs. Using a di