Fine Motor Activities – Pegs on a Line


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 different pegs with more resistance is the best way to differentiate this activity for children as their fine motor skills develop. Time challenges can be set to make the game more fun, particularly with a small group. Counting and colour sorting can be taught as well when a variety of coloured pegs are used.