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Come discover fourteen activities to strengthen hand-eye coordination for toddlers and preschoolers. All of these hands-on ideas feature play-based learning!
Hand Eye Coordination Activities
It’s important for young kids to develop hand-eye coordination. These skills help us write, lace, pour, throw/catch, and so much more.
Each of the activities featured below will help your preschoolers strengthen this skill through play.
Flower Eye-Hand Coordination Activity | Preschoolers will strengthen their motor skills and hand-eye coordination as they scoop beads into shaped ice cube trays.
Fine Motor Activities for Vision and Hand-Eye Coordination | I love each one of these hands-on activities, and I think your preschoolers will, too!
Safe, Kid-Made Archery Target | Target practice is perfect for building hand-eye coordination. In addition, while working with a plastic bow and hour, little ones will work on building gross motor skills, as well.
Ideas for Helping Kids Learn to Open Food Packages | Each of these activities will not only build hand strength, but they are perfect precursors for learning to open a bag of chips or a carton of milk.
DIY Zipping Frame | Build a “zipping frame” so little ones can practice zipping a zipper. This will come in handy as winter approaches.
Button Play | You won’t believe how easy it is to teach kids to button a shirt with this DIY project.
Fruit Loop Towers | I first saw this idea on Facebook, and it’s a great way to work on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills at the same time.
Colander Sculpture | Your little builders will have so much fun building pipe cleaner sculptures with this project.
Button Sorting Cups | If you’ve got a lot of old buttons lying around, use them to create these fun button sorting cups.
Building with Straw and Pipe Cleaners | Here’s another fun project for builders. What kinds of structures can your kids build with straws and pipe cleaners?
Pom-Pom Drop | I love this pom pom drop activity. Kids will work on hand-eye coordination, fine and gross motor skills, and color matching.
Q-Tip Dot Painting | Kids will become familiar with the letters in their name as they paint with q-tips in this activity.
DIY Geoboard | My kids loved geoboards when they were younger. They’re so fun for learning shapes, making designs, and working on coordination and motor skills.
Pasta Threading | This is similar to the froot loop threading activity above, but with pasta and straws it’s ideal for younger kiddos.
Which of these hand-eye coordination activities will you try first with your preschoolers?