Fine Motor Strengthening Color Match
Fine Motor Strengthening
And Big Sister helped, too. What a GREAT fine motor and bilateral hand coordination manual dexterity task! She reaaaallly had to concentrate on this. It was such a novel task for her. It was neat to see her watch me wrap the thread, follow my verbal directions and cues, and as it became easier for her…wrap that thread around faster and faster!
Pre-handwriting Warm-up Exercise
Fine Motor WATER PLAY
Fine Motor Play
Sensory Paint Play
This sensory paint activity used bubble wrap for a wonderful tactile experience. We loved to feel the bubble wrap sensory activity. Kids can use this as a way to work on sensory touch and tactile defensiveness, or just for fun, creative painting!
This sensory paint idea is easy. You’ll need just a couple of items:
- Bubble wrap
- Paper to press onto the bubble wrap
How to do this bubble wrap sensory play
Blue Sensory Play for Toddlers
Toddler Sensory Tray
Create Your Own Race Track…fine motor play with Wikki Stix
There are many ways that Wikki Stix are used for fine motor skills and this homemade floor race track is a favorite! We loved getting down on the floor…hello, core strength!) to make this DIY race track with wikki stix, but the fine motor benefits are even greater! Let’s break it down…
wikki stix for fine motor skills
If you aren’t familiar with wikki stix, then you should be because they are an occupational therapy prover’s favorite tool!
Wikki Stix are sticky strings that you can peel off and stick to things, but then they can re-stick. As an occupational therapist, this is one of my favorite OT tools! Build skills in:
- Pincer grasp
- Eye-hand coordination
- Separation of the sides of the hand
- Tactile defensiveness/discrimination (they have a sticky texture)
- Motor planning
- Range of motion
- Hand strength
- Visual motor skills
- Core strength
Plus, you can use wikki stix on various surfaces:
- Paper for tactile input to create borders around coloring areas
- Lines on paper, chalkboards, dry erase boards for a bumpy baseline
- The floor…like we did below!
- Windows to create a fun suncatcher
- Walls to work on the vertical plane
- SO many more ways!