Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills involve using the smaller muscles in the hands. These muscles help to hold a pencil, use scissors, tie shoe laces and construct with Lego to name just a few. 

Below are activties that can help help to develop your child's fine motor skills whilst working at home.


Fine Motor Skills Activity Ideas

1/ Play finger football – get a small ball of paper and make two goals at the end of the table.  You can move the ball by dribbling (pushing with your finger) and you can score by flicking the ball with your finger.







2/ Clip pegs around a paper plate. Practise taking them on and off.


3/ Using a pincer grip (first finger and thumb) or use tweezers, transfer small objects from one container to another. The smaller the object, the harder it is to do.