Today I was researching Easter Basket Ideas for my kids and thought I would put together a list to share of Easter Basket Gifts that promote fine motor skills. Each of these ideas are first and foremost FUN, but why not encourage fine motor practice while you're at it?! They pair great with many of these Free Easter Coloring Pages and Printables. I'm updating this post for 2018 as some of the links were out of date.
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Every year for all the various holidays, my kids end up with candy and plastic tchotchke type stuff that gets tossed in a drawer and forgotten.
I can't stop other people from giving out that stuff, and my kids love getting it, but I always try to ALSO include some fun items that are developmental in SOME way. Books, puzzles, jump ropes. You get the idea- things that they give them more than a sugar high.
So here are some of the best go-to gifts for Easter Baskets that are fun AND offer some fine motor development.
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Popular Toys for Fine Motor Practice
LEGO Easter Chick (I used to recommend the Easter Bunny but I think he has been discontinued.)
Easter Cookie Cutters for stamping paint and cutting out play dough.
Fine Motor Skills Easter Basket Ideas for Babies
Easter Basket Ideas for Transfer Skills
Tweedlers Loop End Tweezers – these were our favorites and I loved how affordable they were. They are in the picture above.
Arts and Crafts Fine Motor Easter Basket Ideas
For more Easter Inspirations please visit my Easter Pinterest Board! Happy Easter to you and your family!
More ideas you should check out!
Pom Pom Collage from Craftulate
Five Little Ducks Fine Motor Play from School Time Snippets
Confetti Eggs from Still Playing School
Quiet Book Fine Motor and Name Recognition Page from Powerful Mothering
Bunny Tail Pom Pom Painting from House of Burke
Drawing: a Fine Motor Activity for Prewriting from Stir the Wonder