Pencils + Erasers Color Match Fine Motor Activity
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Pencils + Erasers Color Match Fine Motor Activity

Happy Fine Motor Fridays! Today’s super simple fine motor activity might look like the top two items on your back to school list, which is one of the reasons I love it- they are everyday materials! So. You give pencils and erasers to an elementary school aged kid and clearly they’re school supplies meant to…

A is for Apple CUT-Punch-PASTE Craft
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A is for Apple CUT-Punch-PASTE Craft

Happy Fine Motor Friday! We are back with the usual suspects this week with an A is for Apple Craft using a simple CUT-punch-PASTE method. This is a super simple craft that incorporates cutting practice, paper punches, gluing and drawing to encourage fine motor skills practice. A is for Apple Craft Materials: Red and green…

Fine Motor Activities for Pinch Strength
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Fine Motor Activities for Pinch Strength

Welcome back to Fine Motor Friday! Today I have free printable Play Dough “Pinch Challenge” Mats that make great fine motor activities for pinch strength! Partner affiliate links to products we recommend are used in this post. I was out to dinner with a couple fellow mom recently and one of them mentioned that much…

Simple Activity for Learning Colors for Toddlers
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Simple Activity for Learning Colors for Toddlers

It is time for another Fine Motor Friday! Today’s simple fine motor skills activity is all about learning colors for toddlers. Mister 1 noticed Miss 4’s Frozen Fractals sticky collage on the window the other day and I thought he might like to stick some torn paper onto it. He went crazy for it so…

35 CRAZY FUN Ways to Paint Without Paint Brushes
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35 CRAZY FUN Ways to Paint Without Paint Brushes

Welcome to the Hop for Hope! This post about ways to paint without paintbrushes highlights the lovely ideas of Heather from Crayon Box Chronicles who is spending time with her brand new baby, Savannah Hope, as she fights for her life. Check out their story on their Prayers for Savannah Hope Facebook Page! Heather shares so…

Ultimate PVC Play Table In a Bag
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Ultimate PVC Play Table In a Bag

Happy Fine Motor Friday! Today’s DIY Toy is the Ultimate PVC Play Table in a Bag! Playing trains, building with LEGO, lining up roads and driving cars- these are all great playful ways to help kids develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills! I call this the ULTIMATE play table because you can use it…

Disney Frozen Craft: Frozen Fractals Fine Motor Collage
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Disney Frozen Craft: Frozen Fractals Fine Motor Collage

This week for Fine Motor Fridays we have another Disney Frozen Craft for you to go along with our Jointed Frozen Olaf and our Frozen Inspired Chill Out Jar. Make sure you stick around at the end of this post to see what the other Fine Motor Fridays gals have been up to this week!…

Writing Activities for Kids: Outdoor Writing Center
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Writing Activities for Kids: Outdoor Writing Center

We are back for Fine Motor Fridays! This week we did some fun writing activities for kids on our super easy outdoor writing center! (This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share some commission.) The other night LalyDad and I were talking about how Miss Three (almost four!) has…

Easy Edible Paint for Kids Using Chocolate
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Easy Edible Paint for Kids Using Chocolate

Welcome back to Fine Motor Fridays! We are getting ready for Mother’s Day around here and wanted a simple craft project to do with the kids. My answer was this easy edible paint idea using nothing but chocolate! If you have kids that put everything in their mouths, you may not put painting at the…

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DIY Preschool Manipulatives- Easy Recycled Interlocking Building Discs

Today’s fine motor Friday’s post is a simple tutorial to make DIY Preschool Manipulatives. If you come by here often you know we love DIY toys– especially toys made from recyclables! My new mantra is Save the Planet: Make a Toy! When LalyDad and I order out we tend to pick our favorites over and…

Ten DIY Velcro Fine Motor Activities for Toddlers
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Ten DIY Velcro Fine Motor Activities for Toddlers

Welcome to another week of Fine Motor Fridays! Today’s fine motor activities for toddlers are all about Velcro! Fuzzy, textured, noise-making, velcro appeals to kids in so many ways, and makes for such fun activities. Velcro is one of those materials that can be kind of mesmerizing…no matter what age you are! The sound, the feeling, even…

Hammering Water Beads Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers
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Hammering Water Beads Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers

Welcome back to Fine Motor Fridays! Today I am bringing you Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers using hammers! LalyDad took Miss Three to a free Lowe’s Build and Grow Workshop for the first time recently and they made a terrific birdhouse. They had a lot of fun and Miss Three was in a very peppy…

Fun Fine Motor Activities Using BIG Bubble Wrap
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Fun Fine Motor Activities Using BIG Bubble Wrap

Welcome back to our collaborative weekly series, Fine Motor Fridays! I’m teaming up with a group of kid bloggers to bring you another set of original, playful Fine Motor Activities! This week I have 10 ways to use BIG BUBBLE WRAP for playful fine motor skills activities! Back when I was working on my Bubble…

St. Patrick’s Day Craft for Kids- Fine Motor Fridays
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St. Patrick’s Day Craft for Kids- Fine Motor Fridays

This week for Fine Motor Fridays I’ve got a fun St. Patrick’s Day Craft for Kids that has bonus Fine Motor Fun added in! We haven’t done much for St. Patrick’s Day at our house in the past. We usually get together with friends at a family-friendly Irish Pub in Chicago. It’s pretty fun to…

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Tooth Fairy Finger Puppet and Tooth Castle Craft-Fine Motor Fridays

We are back for Fine Motor Fridays with a funny little craft inspired by a question my 3 1/2 year old daughter asked me. She saw a cartoon episode about loose teeth where they talked about the Tooth Fairy but the show didn’t give a lot of information for someone who is new to the…

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DIY Toddler Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills- Fine Motor Fridays

Happy Fine Motor Fridays! This week I have a tutorial for an easy DIY Toddler Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills! It uses shrink film (commonly known as Shrinky Dinks) and ribbon to make a Ribbon Pull Toy that is sure to get that pincer grasp a workin’! If you don’t have shrink film or you want…