The simplicity of a key and lock presents a challenging learning opportunity to little hands and minds. These fine motor ideas with keys and locks are wonderful early learning play!
10 Early Learning Ideas with Keys and Locks
A key and lock match brings such joy to this little boy – I love the expressive photos.
Incorporated phonemic awareness and listening skills for toddlers and preschoolers with lock boxes filled with treasures.
Try this lock and key sound match with your preschooler.
Use these key shaped printables to learn simple addition skills.
Keys are not just for locks, try these other fine motor ideas that use keys in other ways.
Making your own fine motor dashboard is an epic way to practice using a (pretend) key and lock, among other things!
Here is a fun art project with keys – discuss the patterns, shape, and textures of different keys.
If your kids are Harry Potter fans, this play pretend activity incorporates fine motor practice with locks and keys.
Looking for recent posts from the authors of
Check out this week’s activities here:
40 Vertical Surface Activities for Kids from Lalymom
Taste-Safe Kinetic Sand Alternative from House of Burke
Sorting Pom Poms from Powerful Mothering