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Locks & Latches board - Awesome as long as you don't mind them knowing how to open these things! : )
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Locks & Latches Fine Motor Activity Board | Fine Motor Skills

Our Locks & Latches Fine Motor Activity Board is a free-standing activity board with a wide variety of common, day-to-day activities that require fine motor skills, finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.

love these simple DIY ipad activities for kids from ourfeministplayschool
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pushing puff balls--this whole blog has great toddler activities. Note to self: go back and read everything later :)

Homemade Toy: Pushing Puff Balls

I’m pretty sure I got this idea from Children’s Learning Activities (though I can’t find the exact post). ETA: Manda just referred to this activity that I couldn’t find ear…

Math and art activity rolled into one for preschoolers: A fun matching game and other coin rubbings ideas.

Art and Math Activities : Coin Rubbings

Math and art activity rolled into one for preschoolers: A fun matching game and other coin rubbings ideas.

The Intentional Momma: Alphabet Printable for Magnet Matching
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I created this alphabet printable to use with our alphabet magnets. By placing this page on a cookie sheet, my toddler is able to practice matching her letters

Baby bottle painting - since the bottles don't squeeze, the only way to get the paint out is by manipulating the nipple - great fine motor activity.
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Baby bottle painting in preschool

Celebrating "Baby Day" Earlier this year, one of our mommies had a new baby and to celebrate with our new "big brother" we had fun with "Baby Day" in our class. Here's how we celebrated We had all kinds of play going on including some baby bottle painting.

DIY baby toys:  Slot toy, ribbon puller, popsicle stick push toy, and rolling / shaking toy.
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4 DIY Baby and Toddler Toys for Motor Skills - The Imagination Tree

Use recycled materials to create 4 homemade toys for babies and toddlers! They are simple to make, cost very little to put together and are great for promoting fine and gross motor skills, concentration, curiosity and cause and effect, amongst other benefits. For Christmas I made this set of 4 exploratory toys for baby Bean...Read More »

Toddlers and preschoolers can work on their tripod grasp by using small pieces of straws and a recycled grated cheese container.
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Fine Motor Color Sorting Activity for Kids - The OT Toolbox

This fine motor activity is a super easy way to learn and play for kids. We’ve done plenty of activities to work on fine motor skills in kids. This straw activity is the type that is a huge hit in our house…it’s cheap, easy, and fun! (a bonus for kids and mom!) A handful of straws and ... Read more

Craftulate: Cardboard Tube and Elastic Hair Bands [Fine Motor Fridays]
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teach kids to sew on a tapestry table--burlap and a coffee table base- or on a picture frame or large embroidery hoop

something new at the preschool

I finally made it!! We now have our own tapestry table at the preschool. I have long been admiring the one I first read about at Amie's Sewing School. The beautiful one she has at her school was not only...

Practice fine motor skills in this quick prep duck race. It's a great sensory play activity for toddlers and preschoolers.
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Duck Race Fine Motor Sensory Play - Fantastic Fun & Learning

Practice fine motor skills in this quick prep duck race. It's a great sensory play activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

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Stacking Cups

Stacking cups can be a great activity for many skills including motivation for gross motor skills! Visual motor skills – you can vary the size of the cups, the color of the cups or even the w…

Preschool center idea. Helps with fine motor strength and control!- I have these clips for my hair. I need to use them on pencils instead.
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Preschool center idea

I was at the dollar store looking for things to enhance the centers I have in my preschool class. I found the little butterfly clips an knew...

Easy Preschool Craft: Paper Plate Seashell  - Crafts & Activities for Kids - LocalFunForKids Best Blogs for Local Fun, Easy Recipes, Crafts & Motherhood

Easy Preschool Craft: Paper Plate Seashell — Local fun for kids

My son did this craft at school and it's one of my favorites. This activity is great for preschoolers because it's simple and allows children to sharpen their fine motor skills. You need 1) a hole puncher 2) a plain white paper plate and 3) scissors and 4) any color

Forming Pipe Cleaner Letters- great for fine motor, letter recognition, and busting boredom!

Learning Letters with Pipe Cleaners | Make and Takes

Were using pipe cleaners to form learning letters today. It's the perfect activity for little ones learning the alphabet and beginning reading skills!

Challenge their minds and fine motor skills with this Halloween Lego Challenge - easy fine motor activity for kids.
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Halloween Lego Challenge - No Time For Flash Cards

Halloween themed Lego challenge for kids. Great fine motor activity.