Suggested Fine Motor Activities
Every fine motor activity uses a different combination of muscles and the stronger those muscles are the easier tasks like writing and typing will be in the future. Here are few suggested fine motor exercises and activities.
Find items hidden in putty or clay
Play with items with a trigger (water bottle, etc.)
Rubber bands on fingers and spread apart
Tricky Fingers game
Pop bubble wraps with fingertips and not the palm of the hand
Stress balls and other “therapy” balls to squeeze
Popping the dots on packing material
Use paper punches to make confetti
Place coin in coin jar
Functional Home Activities
Baking activities: mix dough with hands to make bread, cookies, make designs, etc.
Washing dishes and squeeze water out from sponge
Wipe down table with wet towel and dry after
Rinse wash cloth and squeeze water to hang it to dry
Using utensils at mealtimes to encourage cutting, spreading, opening, and closing.
Peel oranges and other similar fruits
Tie shoes, button shirts, and Lacing.
Planting flowers and trees along with watering them with a trigger spray
Fine Motor to promote precision
Color inside the line
Cutting on a line
Use Apps that promotes Fine Motor skills
To promote wrist extension, shoulder stabilization and trunk control
Tape paper on a wall to write, color, and trace.
Use slant board during table top activities
Prone (child on his stomach on the floor and supported by his elbows) to write, draw, color, read, etc.
Throwing a ball overhand
Weight bearing activities such as push up, wheelbarrow walks, and crab walks