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Pinching, cutting, and tracing are all great motor skills activities. Discover more in this collection of dinosaur fine motor activities for preschoolers!
As you’re planning your dinosaur activities for preschool, be sure to add some activities that will help strengthen fine motor skills. As you strengthen fine motor muscles, you’re preparing your preschoolers for proper pencil grip and pencil control.
Whether you’re adding these to your dinosaur unit study or you’re looking for fine motor activities to strengthen skills, there is quite a bit of variety in the list below. You’re sure to find something that works for your kiddos.
Dinosaur Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers
I have a fun dinosaur counting pack that features three fine-motor activities that help kids practice counting to twenty as they string beads, pinch clothespins, and squeeze a hole punch. Homeschool Preschool
Print out these numbered dinosaurs. Kids will identify the number and clip the same number of clothespins to each dinosaur. This is great for strengthening the pincer grasp. School Time Snippets
Build scissor skills and fine motor muscles with these preschool cutting practice dinosaur worksheets. 3 Boys and a Dog
Paintbrushes and clothespins turn this clothespin stegosaurus into a great motor skills activity. No Time for Flashcards
When preschoolers use tongs to put fuzzy pom poms on these colorful dinosaurs, they’re sneaking in some fun motor skills practice. Artsy Craftsy Mom
These dinosaur do-a-dot printables offer a unique twist on a typical count-and-graph activity. And the dot markers strengthen fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Simple Every Day mom
Using dinosaur stencils or cut-outs, you can whip up this dinosaur counting game in no time. Kids will add a set of pom poms to each dinosaur. Darcy and Brian
Tracing lines is a great precursor to learning to form letters and numbers. These dinosaur pre-writing printables are a great place to start. Powerful Mothering
Holding a paintbrush and brushing away sand (or salt) is a great skill builder in this dinosaur fine motor scavenger hunt. Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Dinosaur lacing cards help strengthen fine motor skills as kids practice beginning sewing skills. Living Life and Learning
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT DINOSAURSFill your book basket with a great collection of books about dinosaurs. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
How to Catch a Dinosaur – Do YOU have what it takes to catch a prehistoric pal? How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday? – All little dinosaurs love to get presents, and this new board book will be an immediate favorite. From birthday hats to Ceratosaurus-sized cakes, America’s young readers will laugh out loud as the celebration moves from “bad” birthday behavior to just the right amount of silliness and sharing. What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night: A Very Messy Adventure – You might have noticed weird things happening in your house. Unexplainable messes. Food all over the kitchen floor. Who could the culprits be? Dinosaurs!
Dinosaur dig excavation kits are an amazing way to get kids interested in science! Dig up the dinosaurs and use fine motor skills to brush off the sand. Then, use the microscope to match the dinosaurs to the fact cards. Soak the dinosaur eggs in water to watch them crack open to reveal baby dinosaurs. Learning has never been so much fun!
These felt dinosaur tails have a velcro “belt” that allows kids to wear them when they’re playing dress-up and pretending to be dinosaurs.