You don’t need to always be buying the newest and latest novel toy for your child. Check out these ideas to spark inspiration to repurpose everyday items for fine motor development!
The pincer grasp enables a child to pick up things with their thumb and index finger. It is an important skill that leads to feeding themselves, holding crayons, using scissors, and working clothing accessories like zippers, buttons, and bows. If you need specific advice about developing this skill, read more at TherapyStreetforKids.
Promote Pincer Grasp with 10 Fine Motor Activities using Everyday Objects
After some quick hole punching, you have a delightful game for a young toddler.
Use a tincture dropper to make a delightful oversized painting.
Gather some rubber bands and a friend to play like these kids do.
Recycle a small cardboard box into a receptacle for pipe cleaner fun!
Toothpicks are perfect to drop into the little holes of an empty spice jar.
Turn a colander upside down and…viola!
Use different colored disposable tupperware for a button drop box.
Try homemade printmaking with your older child, gather up golf tees and recycled packing trays for a beautiful are project!