Activities to Improve Fine Motor Coordination
Activities like those listed below will help the child develop better control of fine movements in the hand.
- Playing with small fridge magnets. The child can arrange them in a line, circle or any other shape.
- Making shapes with matchsticks
- Making a tower with coins
- On a piece of paper, draw small circles. The child is asked to place one stone inside each circle.
- Pouring liquids into small containers
- Pick up sticks game ( You can do it with spaghetti). Hold a bundle of spaghetti upright and drop it. The spaghetti will fall over each other. The game is to pick up one piece at a time without disturbing the position of any other pieces.
- Picking up small pieces of colored paper and gluing them for a craft activity.
- Gluing pulses, or sequins on to the outline of a simple shape or picture.
- Sorting small colored Lego pieces according to their colors.
- Pasting stickers or shapes on a paper where the outline is already drawn.
- Simple sewing- Use a large needle and draw a line on the cloth to follow.
- Arranging seeds, beads or small Lego pieces in a straight line.
- Mix rice and pulses. Ask your child to pick out the pulses.
- Transferring rice from one container to another
- Doing a sequence of actions to a beat- ex. clap twice, and slap your thigh twice