Inside: Our very favorite fine motor resources that are used in our toddler and preschool classroom.
Building fine motor skills in our toddler and preschool classroom is an every day thing.
We are always working on fun ways to strengthen those little hands and fingers, getting them ready for future writing.
This is your one-stop page for toddler and preschool fine motor resources, including our favorite materials and activities.
Favorite Fine Motor Resources for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Our favorite tools and toys:
Jumbo Nuts and Bolts – I love this set because it’s toddler friendly but also fun for older preschoolers, too.
Tall Stacking Pegs and Pegboard Set – Perfect for beginners who are just learning how to stack, and even challenging for older preschoolers who start counting and sorting the pegs.
Geometric Shape Sorter – Not only does this toy strengthen fine motor skills, but it also works on recognizing shapes and colors.
Magnetic Wood Puzzles – It takes a lot of concentration to remove the pieces with the magnet and then return them to the tray.
Tweezers – We love using tweezers in our sensory bin or with our manipulatives. They are great for developing the pincer grasp!
Scoopers – These nifty scoopers are a must for the sensory bin or any fine motor transferring activity. Builds the muscles need for scissor cutting and writing.
Jumbo Eyedroppers – Before we introduce pipettes to our preschoolers, we start with these eyedroppers because they are easier to squeeze. Perfect for liquid watercolor art projects and the water table.
Scissors – Once your preschoolers are ready for some cutting activities, small blunt scissors work well.
Fine motor activities we have done in our classroom:
Contact (Sticky) Paper:
Favorite Fine Motor Collections:
More Fine Motor Resources: