Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers

These hands-on fine motor activities for preschoolers are designed to help strengthen the small muscles in the hand, fingers, and thumb.

Strong fine motor muscles will help children with tasks such as grasping toys, buttoning and zipping clothes, handwriting, and more.

Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers

The activities below include lacing crafts, tracing pages, clip cards, and playdough mats. Each of the activities helps develop basic preschool skills while strengthening small motor muscles.

printable fine motor activities

Don’t miss these donut fine motor activities which include tracing practice, drawing, counting, and scissor practice with a fun donut theme!

This collection of Christmas trace pages will keep little ones busy. These pages provide fun fine motor practice with a holiday twist! 

Preschoolers will practice letter recognition and build fine motor skills with this “cover the letters” busy bag. Fine motor alphabet activities for kids!

Grab this set of Halloween printable lacing cards for a fun fine motor activity for preschoolers! They’ll love lacing these cards over and over again.

This set of forest animal printable lacing cards for preschoolers is perfect for practicing fine motor skills or beginning sewing practice.

Print this animal alphabet printable, and your preschoolers can work on letter recognition and beginning sounds while strengthening fine motor skills.

playdough activities for fine motor skills

These ocean colors playdough mats are a great way for preschoolers to work on colors, color words, and fine motor skills with a fun ocean them!

Download and print these strawberry playdough mats for your preschoolers. This summer, they’ll love counting to ten with these counting mats!

Build up your science center with these fun life cycle playdough mats

These ladybug playdough mats will help preschoolers visualize the stages of the life cycle of a ladybug. They are both educational and fun!

Build fine motor skills and creativity with these summer playdough mats! Print them all out and add them to your summer learning activities. 

These donut playdough cards are the perfect way to have your preschoolers practice counting to ten! Rolling out playdough sprinkles is a great way to build fine motor skills, too!

These winter playdough mats are a great way to entertain preschoolers while helping them build fine motor muscles in their hands.

This fall, your preschoolers can practice counting to ten as they add patches to the scarecrows on these scarecrow playdough mats!

fine motor crafts

Create this simple paper plate scarecrow for a cute fall craft for kids. With these step-by-step instructions, this scarecrow craft is so easy to make.

Want to make a cute animal craft with your kids? This narwhal paper plate craft is easy enough for preschoolers and kindergarteners.

Kids will love building their fine motor muscles as they lace up this super fun Frankenstein paper plate craft. Perfect for Halloween preschool activities!

Your little crafters will love this St Patricks preschool shamrock craft! They’ll build hand strength and motor skills with this fun lacing craft.

I love this Valentine’s Day paper plate craft for kids. It combines motor skill practice with a fun holiday craft that preschoolers will enjoy.

More Fine Motor Fun

Pinching, cutting, and tracing are all great motor skills activities. Discover more in this collection of dinosaur fine motor activities for preschoolers

Autumn is just around the corner. Help preschoolers build motor skills with these leaf-themed fine motor activities that are perfect for fall!

Don’t Miss These Resources

This Fall Sensory box has a little bit of everything. Great for imaginary play, fine motor skill development not to mention spooning and sorting. Montessori inspired, add a tray and some filler and this work is ready for the shelf. This work is great for older toddler through preschool age.

Your little one will enjoy picking and placing colored balls into their corresponding cups. This little set of colored balls and cups is great in enhancing fine motor skills and balance while discussing colors, numbers, and simple volume concepts.

Follow these step-by-step directions to teach your kids how to tie a shoe! This way is perfect for kids with fine motor difficulties.

That’s it for now! Be sure to check back regularly as this post will be updated often to reflect my newest fine motor activities.

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