OT Activities: Fine Motor Skills

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Activities You Can Do At Home
 – From CDI’s Occupational Therapists

Fine Motor Skills
Hand skills are crucial to successful handwriting. Small movements of the hand are referred to as fine motor skills. There are many fun activities you can do at home to encourage fine motor skills.  These activities often involve playing with toys that contain manipulation of small pieces.

Activities you can do at home with your children to build fine motor skills:

-Squirt water on plants with a spray bottle
 
Spray Bottle
 
-Play with play dough: roll it, use cookie cutters, make shapes, cut it with a  plastic knife or scissors. Hide small objects in play dough or silly putty and have your child find them
 
 
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-Use chopsticks, ice tongs, or tweezers to pick up cotton balls or other small objects
 
 Chopsticks

 

– Insert coins into piggy bank

Piggy Bank

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