Use these fantastic finger gym ideas for your reception class to set up fine motor skills activities every week! Your children will love them and they’ll develop their fine motor skills as they play.
60+ finger gym ideas for reception class
Need fine motor skills activities for your eyfs class? Here are over sixty hands-on fine motor skills activities that are fun, easy to set up, and use simple materials.
It’s so important for young children to develop fine motor skills so they can write neatly, use scissors, and do every-day life tasks such as fastening buttons and tying laces.
To help your child develop fine motor skills, try these ideas. You can set up a fine motor centre in your class, or at home, and invite your children to try a new activity every week or even every day.
Click each link for more details on how to set up each fine motor skills activity
Make play dough monsters with googly eyes
Screw and un-screw nuts and bolts
Balance marbles on golf tees pushed into thick foam or polystrene
Thread ribbons and laces through a plastic laundry basket
Peel bananas and count out raisins for snack time
Play with play dough – use our play dough mats printables
Place marbles on washers or an up-turned shower mat
Make shakers with screw-top milk cartons
Paint with water on the floor and walls outdoors
Pop bubble wrap
Turn keys in a padlock
Tie knots in string and ribbons
Make chains from paper clips
Draw with crayons
Draw with pens and pencils
Draw with a stick in the mud
Play with slime