Try These top 5 Fun & Easy Fine Motor Crafts with your Preschoolers

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If you’re looking for some fun and easy fine motor crafts to do with your preschoolers, look no further! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite fine motor crafts that are sure to keep your preschoolers busy (and improve their fine motor skills in the process).

Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills involve the use of the small muscles in the hands and fingers to perform tasks such as writing, drawing, and fastening buttons.

For preschoolers, fine motor skills are essential as they help them with tasks such a writing, cutting with scissors, and manipulating small objects. The more kids work on developing their fine motor skills the better they will be perform these tasks with their little hands.

What Activities are Good for Building Fine Motor Skills?

There are a number of activities that are great for building fine motor skills. The good news is that most activities are fun things that kids are already doing Some of our favorites include:

Fine Motor Crafts for Preschoolers

While process art should have an important place in the preschool classroom, I think that there is also room for some fun crafts. Why? Crafts provide lots of opportunities to work on fine motor skills! Don’t worry, you can let your kids get creative with crafts!

Now that you know that craft activities are good for building fine motor skills, why not try some fine motor crafts with your preschoolers? We’ve rounded up some of our favorites below.

Bead Crafts

Beaded Necklaces

Stringing beads or pasta is a great activity for fine motor development. It requires the use of small muscles in the hands and fingers to thread the beads onto the string. These beaded feather necklaces are a great opportunity for preschoolers to practice their fine motor skills while also making something beautiful that they can wear.

beaded necklaces with cars and trucks on them

Beaded Shapes

Instead of beading on string, kids can add beads to pipe cleaners. They can bend the pipe cleaners or craft stems into all kinds of shapes

fine motor craft - shapes made from pipe cleaners and beads

Lookin for a Christmas or winter craft? Your kids love making beautiful beaded snowflakes.

Scissor Skills Crafts

Cutting with scissors is another fine motor skill that is important for preschoolers to master. It requires the use of the small muscles in the hands and fingers to open and close the scissors. These fine motor scissor skills crafts are perfect for giving your preschoolers some practice.

Printable Cutting Practice Sheets

I love these printable cutting practice activities. The fold and cut activities are very exciting for kids. They on the line and then open up the folded paper to reveal an image. Kids can then continue to decoroate the image with crayons, markers, glitter, stickers, yarn, etc.

face fold and cut craft activity and scissor skill activity

If you are looking for a Christmas or winter craft, your kids will have a blast making snowflakes with snowflake templates.

Printable Flower Craft

There are many ways that your kids can create flowers with this simple cutting skills activity. They can make them three dimensional and add buttons, beads, bottle caps to them. Aren’t they are so cute?

flower cutting practice craft for preschool and kindergarten

Paper Tearing Crafts

Tearing paper is another great fine motor activity for preschoolers. It requires the use of the small muscles in the hands and fingers to rip the paper. These paper tearing crafts are perfect for giving your preschoolers some practice.

fine motor craft - a bumble bee paper tearing activity

Fine motor crafts are a great to engage your preschoolers and help them develop important fine motor skills. So whether you’re looking for some fine motor crafts to do at home or in the classroom, we hope you’ll try some of our favorites. Let us know how your kids enjoyed them.

Fine Motor Activities in the Store

Are you ready to work on some fine motor activities and crafts today? Check out these printable activities in the store.

fold and cut activities to practice scissor skills
Paper tearing fine motor activity printable pages
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