These ant crafts are completely adorable but more than that, each ant craft you find here is a powerful fine motor activity that builds hand strength, scissor skills, motor planning, direction following, sequencing, and precision. Check out each ant craft below for fine motor crafts to use in OT sessions or to develop specific skills.
You can add these ant craft ideas to a picnic theme in therapy. Be sure to grab these picnic activities for your ant crafts to join:
- Virtual Picnic Activities– use this free slide deck to work on gross motor skills, coordination, motor planning, and handwriting in therapy or home programming.
- Picnic Theme Left Right Discrimination Activities– Use this free slide deck to work on left right discrimination skills.
Cute Ant Craft Ideas
When we saw Reading Book By Book’s ant hill reading activity, we had to share it. Then of course, we had to look for more cute ants on the web!
Try these other ant craft ideas as well:
This ant spoon craft from Paging Fun Mums is a fine motor activity for working on bilateral coordination and hand strength.
This ant egg carton craft from Teaching Mama builds precision, dexterity, in-hand manipulation, sequencing, and motor planning skills.
This ant puppet from Toddler Approved challenges scissor skills, bilateral coordination, eye-hand coordination, and other fine motor skills.
This ant theme from Chestnut Grove Academy includes an ant craft stamp activity that can build eye-hand coordination and add proprioceptive input.
Colleen Beck, OTR/L has been an occupational therapist since 2000, working in school-based, hand therapy, outpatient peds, EI, and SNF. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. Read her story about going from an OT making $3/hour (after paying for kids’ childcare) to a full-time OT resource creator for millions of readers. Want to collaborate? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.