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Fine motor skills activities

Fine motor activities can help children perform crucial tasks like reaching, grasping, and moving objects.  These activities can lead to your child having the ability to control and manipulate objects in their environment. Fine motor activities can progress your child to complete tasks like buttoning or zipping their coats, fastening their shoes, turning pages in a book, or mark making/handwriting. Below you will find some activities to try at home. These activities are using resources you can find in your home.

 

Use a colander and pipe cleaners.

Can you thread the pipe cleaners through the holes?

Can you pull the pipe cleaners out of the holes?

 

Use small building bricks to make a construction.

Can you push the bricks together and pull them apart?

How many bricks can you use to build a tower?

Can you selcted requested colours?

 

Use an old container and milk bottle lids for a posting activity.

 

Can you post the lids into the container?

How many can you post?

 

Use an old container and lolly pop sticks for a posting activity.

 

Can you pull the lolly pop sticks out of the container?

How many can you pull out?

Can you post the lolly pop stick in the holes?

How many can you post?

 

Play dough Bugs

 

What you will need:

Play dough (there is a guide in the resource pack of how to make your own play dough)

Googly eyes

Feathers

Lolly sticks

Pipe cleaners

 

Encourage your child to make a shape of a bug body, rolling the dough on a flat surface or in between their hands. Place the feathers, lolly sticks, pipe cleaners and googly eyes in front of your child and encourage them to make a choice. Support your child to push/place their choice of resources onto the play dough bug body.  You will find a video below of how to make a play dough bug.

Play dough bugs_Medium_Trim.mp4

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Play dough bugs_Medium_Trim (2).mp4

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Dough Disco Part 1.mp4

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Dough Disco part 2.mp4

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