Fine Motor Activities

Here are some examples of fun activities to engage in while playing:

  • Play on the playground
  • Pull child in a wagon over a bumpy surface
  • Pull child while prone on a scooter
  • Propel a scooter with feet
  • Scooter board relay races
  • Trampoline jumping
  • Animal walks (crab, bear, frog)
  • Red-Light Green-Light with hopping
  • Log roll over a large cushion
  • Sit on a giant bean bag
  • Swing child in a blanket or sheet
  • Pull a child while laying or sitting on a sheet
  • Explore shaving cream with hands
  • Explore dry tactile bins with hands
  • Scribble on paper, then draw lines and circular marks
  • Puzzles (start with large knobs)
  • Read a book while turning pages and pointing to named pictures
  • Nest cups or stack rings
  • Place large objects into and take objects out of containers
  • Place coins into a horizontal, then vertical slotted container
  • Stack blocks vertically and imitate block models (train, bridge, wall)
  • Snip with scissors or cut a line
  • Match memory card pictures

Gross Motor Activities

  • Dancing to music
  • Playing twister
  • "Hokie Pokie"
  • Duck-Duck Goose
  • Marching band with instruments
  • Beach ball play
  • Throwing/catching
  • T-ball
  • Soccer
  • Animal races (bunny- hop, bear- bear crawl)
  • Biking
  • Bubble stomp
  • Hopscotch
  • Scarf dancing
  • Obstacle courses
  • Scooter board games
  • Relay races
  • Playground play