Two year olds are busy walking, running, perhaps even jumping. Big things are happening with gross motor skills. But what about fine motor? They will learn how to turn on the faucet, build a short block tower, and hold utensils. But what can we do to build those fine motor skills? There are lots of toys on the market that focus on fine motor development. So many, in fact, that it can become overwhelming. So I came up with a short and simple list of favorite fine motor toys for 2 year olds. These can be used at school, daycare, and at home. Many of them are classics that have been around for decades. Take a look and see if you have these in your toy collection!
Favorite Fine Motor Toys for 2 Year Olds
Toys such as these help build matching and counting skills.
These are perfect for little hands! They not only develop fine motor skills, but also large motor. We add blocks and other pieces to stimulate creativity, too.
Lego® Duplos are perfect for our younger preschoolers who are just learning how to build. Duplos fit into those smaller hands and encourage discovery, fine motor skills, and open-ended play. We have collected so many pieces in my 15 years of teaching that they are now in a huge tub. I love how sturdy they are!
A classic that has been around for years! This fine motor activity also helps develop shape, color and size differentiation skills.
You can find hundreds of activities on my toddler pin board!