Fine Motor Skills & 25+ Fine Motor Activities For Kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder





What is fine motor? 



Fine motor skills are when children begin to learn how to use their muscles in their hands, wrists, and fingers. Children use their fine motor skills most when they are cutting paper with scissors, doing up buttons on their clothes, playing with blocks, picking up items with their hands, eating and also writing or coloring. 


There's so many fine motor activities for children to practice to develop fine motor skills. The more you have your child work on fine motor activities, the better their fine motor skills will become. 




Fine motor skills are very important for academics, self care and play time too because children need to be able to cut, draw, color and write, cut paper, zippers, buttons, belts, tying shoes, brushing teeth, brushing hair, using cutlery and playing with toys like building blocks too. 



If a child has poor fine motor skills they can always practice fine motor activities to improve their skills. If a child does not practice with fine motor activities they may not be able to accomplish everyday life tasks and may become limited and unable to develop life skills needed for independence. 




Fine motor skills develop when your child is using these small muscles for pressing, holding, grasping or using their finger and thumb to hold something. (pincer grip)



If a child is unable to use their fine motor skills they can get frustrated, get angry, have low self esteem, academic struggles and independence life skills.  




If you are concerned that your child is having fine motor difficulties, please consult with a Pediatric Occupational Therapist or an Occupational Therapist that specialises in Sensory Processing Disorder. 




1. Finger painting fine motor activity. 




2. Puzzles for fine motor activity. 




3. Legos or building blocks fine motor activity. 




4. Playing and squishing sensory dough fine motor activity. 




5. Cutting paper with scissors fine motor activity. 




6. Making bead necklaces fine motor activity. 




7. Stacking and sorting colorful blocks fine motor activity. 




8. Nuts and bolts fine motor activity. 




9. Wooden geo board and rubber bands fine motor activity. 




10. Stacking noodles on sticks in styrofoam fine motor activity. 




11. Glue seeds on paper, making crafts fine motor activity. 




12. Stringing buttons on a string fine motor activity. 




13. Rolling tissue paper and glue it on a picture fine motor activity. 



14. Pushing pegs into a peg board fine motor activity. 




15. Cutting, pressing and making art with clay to make a picture fine motor activity. 




16. Cutting, squishing, playing a creating with Kinetic sand fine motor activity. 





17. Looking for different colored beads in a bowl fine motor activity. 




18. Finding letters in noodles and spelling words fine motor activity. 




19. Looking for objects in sand or sensory bin fine motor activity. 





20. Using a dropper to mix food coloring fine motor activity.




21. Sorting water beads by color fine motor activity. 




22. Making crafts that require kids tweezers or tongs. Picking up small items like marbles or pom poms with tweezers fine motor activity. 



23. Putting marbles in tubes fine motor activity. 




24. Using clothes pins to pick up and squeeze small items fine motor activity. 




25. Sorting marbles by color or playing sorting games fine motor activity. 








Children's Fine Motor Tools & Toys 


Locks and Latches Board
Locks and Latches Board
Undo a lock or latch, swing open the numbered door and count on finding fun when the picture beneath is revealed on this wooden play board and educational toy! Build fine motor skills while learning colors, numbers, animals, and more! Ages 3 and up.
Activity play board helps kids build dexterity as they figure out how 6 different latches work
Smooth-sanded, solid-wood board features fun surprises behind the opening doors and windows
Latches hook, snap, click, and slide
Helps build fine and gross motor skills while little ones discover vibrant colors, numbers, animals, and more

Apple Picking Toy
What a fun way to work on scissor skills! Our Apple Picking Tree provides a safe, fun way to work on scissor skills and other fine motor skills. Countless ways to grade this activity to meet your child's "just right challenge". Whether you begin with the tree flat on the table or in its cute apple base, this toy can be modified to create a gratifying challenge to youngsters. Bonus!- Bird tweezers  with caterpillars for a game of memory while working on grip strength!

Apple Picking Toy
Hungry Cutters Scissors Kit
Hungry Cutters Scissors Kit
Crocodile Scissor Kit! This cute kit comes complete with tweezers, 20 cute crocodile figurines, 10 hungry cutter scissor magnets, 48 pages of high gloss cutting sheets to go along with the magnets, ergonomic soft thumb grip scissors (select one from 3 styles), place the 2 boxes next to each other to create your crocodile. Use the craft stick (supplied) to wedge his mouth open. 


Magnetic Vehicle Mix-n-Match
Spark your child’s creativity while working on visual scanning and sequencing skills.  With Magnetic Vehicle Mix-n-Match, children will exercise using both hands together for reinforcing bilateral skills.  Additionally, children can develop early positional concepts such as front, middle, and back.
Use the puzzle pieces included to create new vehicle designs. Then using the vehicle pieces, have children attempt to copy and build the puzzle design. 
Included in this toy:
1 Container
5 Colorful Vehicles that can be separated
14 Car Puzzle Pieces

Magnetic Vehicle Mix-n-Match
Welcome to the magic of play with Box of Sensory Toys! 
 Creatively curated by a children's therapist, Box of Sensory Toys delivers monthly, therapeutic fun 
Recommended for kids from 4-10 years and older, our sensory toy boxes include some toys or items that can be enjoyed as a family  
Our sensory tools may be calming, regulating, skill-building and fun
Curated especially for kids with Autism, ADHD, SPD and other sensory needs, our sensory boxes include items that are beloved and beneficial for typically developing kids, as well
Two subscription options are currently available - the Kid's VIP Box Club starting or Kid's Mailer Club

Sensory4u Narwhal Sensory Buckle Pillow Fine Motor Development Toy Activity - Plus Maze Game and Zipper Skills All in One - Montessori Inspired Educational Learning Toy
Our cute and cuddly narwhal is made of soft fabric and measures 11x5x4 inches making it an ideal quiet toy activity for travel, including car and airplane and church, take it with you anywhere
Activity Learning Sensory Pillow Toy is uniquely designed with soothing colors to appeal to any child's early fascination with buckles,zippers, latches, buttons, maze game and snaps
Developemental education - Designed to help kids ages 3-8 with fine motor skills and to help with hand eye coordination practice
Special Education School Supplies Great for Students Sensory Gyms and More.

Learning Resources 1-10 Counting Owls Activity Set, Fine Motor Toy, 25 Piece Set, Ages 3+ Who wants to count? stack these colorful owls to match the numbers (1-10) on the Branch to build early counting skills and one-to-one correspondence. Children become wise as an Owl as they explore color identification, sorting and patterning, number and quantity relationships, and much more! includes 25 stacking owls, 1 Branch, spinner, and 10 activity cards to make early math a hoot. Counting skills, Color Identification and Fine Motor Skills
One-to-one correspondence made Easy with printed numerals and owls to match
Includes 25 stacking owls, 1 branch, spinner, and 10 Activity Cards
The large size of each Owl is Perfect for whole hand or refined pincer grasp

Learning Resources 3 Prong Tong, Pencil Grip Tongs, Sensory Bin, Fine Motor Toy, Set of 6, Ages 4+
Build Pencil Skills! Strengthen pencil grip skills without the need for a pencil with this set of six fine motor tongs!
Fine Motor Fun! These 3-prong tongs' intuitive grip helps kids build hand muscles and fine motor skills!
The Tri-Grip Tongs include 6 three-prong tongs in 6 colors (blue, yellow, purple, green, red, and orange) and a reusable plastic storage bucket.

Hungry Cutters- Left hand Scissor magnets
Hungry Cutters- Left hand Scissor magnets
Left handed hungry cutters. *Please note before purchasing!!!* The left handed version will ONLY work on TRUE left handed scissors. Scissors sold as “right & left” scissors are really right handed scissors. It will not work on these type of scissors.
Scissor Magnet adapter presents a new fun way to teach children how to cut with our patent pending design. Sleek, thin designs allow for cutting without obstructed view.
TEACHERS & THERAPISTS: 1 -sided image motivates children to keep forearm in neutral or "thumbs-up" position.
Set Includes storage box and 10 Hungry Cutter magnets. Fits just about all scissors!

Shark sampler kit
If you’ve wanted to try our Hungry Cutters scissor magnets now’s the time! Purchase our shark sampler and you’ll receive the following: 1. Shark container  2. 1-pair of Tweezers 3. 12-mini fish erasers 4. Two pair of scissors  5. Eight shark themed hi gloss papers for cutting 6. 2-shark pencil grips 7. 2 shark Hungry Cutters scissor magnets.

Shark sampler kit
Using Wikki Stix as a tactile sensory toy will help create new opportunities for fun learning and the development of fine motor skills. Many children are tactile learners and need this hands-on involvement to become engaged in the learning process.
Soft and pliable, Wikki Stix tactile sensory toys can be used by small fingers for all kinds of fine motor skills and tactile activities…from learning to form letters and numbers to simple grip and finger strengthening exercises.

Therapy Shoppe Tongs and Tools Sampler Kit
This money-saving kit includes one of each of our most popular tong-type tools: Teeny Weenie Tongs, Skinny Mini Squeezers, Mighty Teeny Tongs, Skizzor Tongs, Zoo or Fish Sticks, Wooden Tongs, Wire Wizard, Squeezy Finger Dropper... plus an 80-pk of Glitter Pom Poms for sorting and placing fun! Our companion "Tongs and Tools Add-on Kit" is available separately below. Another exclusive Therapy Shoppe® sampler kit!

*Product styles and colors will vary.  Please note that substitutions may occasionally be necessary.

Hungry Cutter - Right Hand Scissor Magnets
Scissor Magnet adapter presents a new fun way to teach children how to cut with our patent pending design
Children will enjoy the fun animal designs of our magnets for imaginative cutting activities.
DESIGN FEATURES: Sleek, thin designs allow for cutting without obstructed view.
TEACHERS & THERAPISTS: 1 -sided image motivates children to keep forearm in neutral or "thumbs-up" position.
Set Includes storage box and 10 Hungry Cutter magnets. Fits just about all scissors!

Therapy Shoppe Mini Alligator Tongs
New!  Little ones will have a blast "chomping up" all kinds of things with these merry little 3-1/2" Mini Alligator Tongs!  These adorable tongs for kids feature a nice and sturdy design with built-in finger grips.  This neat fine motor skills toy come in assorted fun colors.  Fun for building pre-scissor skills, too!

Pegcasso Build & Drill
Pegcasso Build & Drill
This drill toy is like no other! Often imitated, but just do a comparison! 331 pieces-includes 8 templates, rubber bands for geoboard designs, and 6 different colored pegs (including orange for those fall themed designs), More importantly we have over 50 pdf templates you can download for free! No other drill toy makes that offer. 

Learning Resources Fine Motor Peacock Pals, Fine Motor Toddler Toy, Sorting Set, Set of 5, Ages 18 mos+
Your Fine Motor Friends! It's a whole flock of fine motor fun! Build hand strength, coordination, and more with the Peacock Pals' pinchable, pullable feathers!
Tactile Learning Fun! Each peacock comes with five colorful feathers complete with different textures that are ready for tactile play!
Sort, Match, and More! With five peacocks in all, you can build sorting, matching, and early color recognition skills in the classroom or at home!




Learning Resources Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set Toy, Fine Motor and Sensory Toy, Fine Motor Games, Ages 3+
Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Toy Set
The four tools in this set offer a variety of playful, hands-on ways for preschoolers to develop the many small muscles of the hands and fingers.  Twist, scoop, squeeze and build little hand muscles with four of our finest tools! Help students develop fine-motor skills and strengthen hand and finger muscles needed for writing. Includes 1 of each tool: Gator Grabber Tweezers, Handy Scoopers, Twisty Droppers, and Squeezy Tweezers.

Learning Resources Avalanche Fruit Stand, Fine Motor/Grip Game, 42 Piece Set, Ages 3+
Help children develop fine motor skills, especially the all-important pincer grasp that prepares children for handwriting. Also reinforces color and fruit vocabulary. Perfect for teachers, specialists and occupational therapists. Includes 40 fruit counters, 2 tweezers, picture spinner, and adjustable cardboard stand.
Spin the wheel - then use the jumbo tweezers to pick or place fruit

Promotes fine motor skills, especially the pincer grasp

Sensory4u Sensory Buckle Pillow Fine Motor Development Toy Activity - Plus Threading Counting and Zipper Skills All in One
Sensory Activity Pillow. Cubic Activity Learning Toy with Zippers, Latches, Buckles, Laces, Snaps, Buttons and More - Perfect for Toddlers at Home, on Airplanes, Cars or Travel. Similar to sensory learning activity board or activity pillow or quiet book.Also a Great Therapy Toy for autistic and special needed children and kids. Perfect special education school supplies and supply 

Basic Fun Lite-Brite Ultimate Classic Toy, Gift for Girls and Boys, Ages 4+
Create art with light using Lite-Brite - the fun and nostalgic toy in a new, improved version with a bigger screen and more pegs! Inspired by the classic 1980's Lite-Brite toy, this Ultimate Classic version includes 6 design templates, more than 200 colorful pegs and a bigger, brighter screen that measures 8.125" wide by 6.875 " high. Create beautiful art using templates or your own imagination with new, round pegs designed to shine brighter than ever! This retro-inspired white unit has built-in LED lights, round 1" long pegs, and 6 design templates. Press the button on the front of the unit to be mesmerized by a light show of your artwork with 4 different light modes! Great for developing hand/eye coordination and inspirational for people of all ages. 

Pegcasso Jr. 5-n-1 227pc Buttons & Gears
Pegcasso Jr. 5-n-1 227pc Buttons & Gears
Pegcasso Jr. 5-n-1 Build & Drill. For smaller hands- this drill set is the perfect toy to develop fine motor skills and develop visual perceptual skills. Created by a pediatric occupational therapist with over 20 years experience. Combine gears and buttons along with 12 activity boards for the ultimate 3D building experience!

Learning Resources Super Sorting Pie, Fine Motor Toy, Early Number, Patterns, 68 Pieces, Grades Pre-K/Ages 3+
Make learning early number skills, including counting, as easy (and fun) as pie. Sorting cards go on the bottom of the pan to provide visual cues that support success. The top crust becomes a bowl to conveniently hold counters. Jumbo Tweezers reinforce fine motor skills. 68-piece set.
Fruity pie teaches early number skills, patterning, problem solving and visual processing and more

Jumbo tweezers reinforce fine motor skills and sorting cards provide visual cues that support success 

Learning Resources Steggy the Fine Motor Dino, Montessori Toys, Color Recognition, Developmental Toys, Fine Motor Toy, Ages 2+
Your Fine Motor Friend! Discover Steggy the Fine Motor Dino's 3-in-1 learning fun - build fine motor skills, early color matching, and number recognition!
Built-In Storage! Steggy's spikes store inside, making cleanup a snap when playtime's done!
Sized For Little Hands! Steggy helps little ones boost their pincer grasp, hand strength, and more with his pinchable, pullable spikes!
Steggy the Fine Motor Dino Steggy the Fine Motor Dino includes 10 numbered spikes in 5 bright colors, and is made from durable, wipe-clean plastic.

Learning Resources Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog, Sensory, Fine Motor Toy, Hedgehog Toys for Toddler, Easter Gifts for Kids, Ages 18 months+
Meet Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog!
Spike the Hedgehog helps kids build up hand muscles and fine motor skills as they replace the chunky, peg-shaped 'quills' within the holes that dot the smiling hedgehog's back. Once playtime is over, the Hedgehog is a snap to clean up—each piece is made of plastic that can be easily wiped clean, and the quills stow snugly inside the Hedgehog body

Fine Motor Skills Toys - 50 Jumbo Lacing Beads for Toddlers and Kids - Color Sorting Toy
Get back to basics with this classic lacing toy that inspires learning, creativity, & fine motor skill development. The large, chunky plastic beads and easy to handle strings are blazing with color — and just right for curious little hands!

Want to encourage your toddler's learning and development without skimping on the fun? 3 Bees and Me Jumbo Linking Beads is a timeless toy for preschoolers and toddlers that delivers hours of engagement while helping your child cultivate essential skills. 

Toddler Fine Motor Skill Toy, Clamp Bee to Hive Matching Game, Montessori Wooden Color Sorting Puzzle, Early Learning Preschool Educational Toy
This educational kids toy for visual motor and fine motor skills practice children hand eye coordination. toddlers learning toys for 3 year old are a great resource for home and kindergarten.
Infants under the age of 3 can use fine motor skills toy set to identify colors and shapes and use them with their parents. 3.4.5.6 Preschool babies improve their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills development, training small hand strength to learn to count, picking, grip and basic math knowledge.
Great for fine motor skill and imaginative play!

Stacking Peg Board Toy Set | Jumbo Pack | Montessori Occupational Therapy Fine Motor Skills for Toddlers and Preschooler. 
It’s never too early to help your child strengthen his / her skills; be it motor, visual or creativity. PEG BOARD SET TOY will help strengthen your child’s skills, whether it’s for special needs, needing extra intervention or just for any kind of preschooler and toddler. Number skills, by counting the different colors of the peg pieces
Coordinating Your child will learn how to coordinate his board, with the different colors, creating different patterns
strengthening fine motor skills-your child will be busy picking up, and placing the pegs directly in the holes of the board. 



Learning Resources Mini Muffin Match Up Counting Toy Set, Fine Motor 
Squeeze Play Squeeze in even more early learning fun by picking up the muffins using the included Squeezy Tweezers to build fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination.
Early Childhood Learning Resources offers a huge selection of early learning toys and games to help children develop key skills through play. We have toys that promote alphabet awareness, shape and color recognition, fine motor skills, imagination, and more! 

Learning Resources Froggy Feeding Fun Activity Set, Fine Motor Toy, 65 Pieces, Ages 3+
Strengthen fine motor muscles with a game. These frogs are hungry, so roll the dice to determine which flies to eat. Reinforces colors, numbers, counting and sorting. Includes 2 durable rubber frogs, 60 flies, 1 number cube, 1 color cube and activity guide.
DEVELOP FINE MOTOR SKILLS: Reinforce numbers, counting, and color recognition while strengthening fingers and hands

IMPROVE: Strengthen fingers, hands and the important pincer grasp 

Learning Resources Take 10! Color Bug Catchers, Fine Motor Skills, For 2-4 Players, Ages 3+
Kids build basic color identification, counting, sorting, and fine motor skills in just 10 minutes. Features multiple game play options for 2-4 players that all take under 10 minutes. Includes colorful bugs, tweezers, dice, and storage bucket.
BUILD fine motor skills and reinforce, counting, color identification, sorting and more
Each Take 10 game has multiple game-play options that all take under 10 minutes to complete

Short game-play cycles and simple instructions are perfect for little attention spans. 

Wooden Lacing Watermelon Threading Toys Wood Block Puzzle Travel Game Early Learning Fine Motor Skills Montessori Educational Gift for 1 2 3 Years Old Toddlers
A great skill building toy! How big and chunky it is, it's the perfect size for little hands to easily manipulate. Vibrant colors catch the eye. Simple but captivating toy when traveling a distance. The skill of lacing and unlacing in the multiple holes using the threader will definitely increase the dexterity of little hands.
Made of high quality wood, from nature and healthy wood, non-poisonous, safe, wear-resistant and durable, unlike other cheaper material wood. perfect for kiddos to use for a fine motor activity.

Fine Motor Development: 30 inches long string, very easy to thread and unthread. It provided lots of entertainment and was easy/light to pack. Good for eye - hand coordination and developing fine motor skills. 



Apple Tongs 4-pack
Apple Tongs 4-pack
These apple tongs are a fun way to work on scissor skills. Use these for table top activities to pick up and sort pom poms, craft balls, foam ballls, pegs, beads. Add these to accompany our apple picking tree for multiple player use! Sold in a set of 4.


Cutting paper refill 48 pgs
4 copies of 12 different designs for a total of 48 pages to complement your Hungry Cutters scissor magnets! These cute pages take you through different stages of cutting- from snips to cutting small angles. Some involve folding and pasting. Thick hi-gloss finish and the right size for little hands to manage with greater success! Available in either right or left hand versions.

Cutting paper refill 48 pgs
Sensory4u Owl Sensory Activity Busy Board - Montessori Toy for Kids - Activity Board for Toddlers - Quiet Play Board
Our cute sensory4u OWL measures 15in x 15in. Our sensory board promotes that helps your toddler practice hand dexterity while learning through play. Its a fun and exciting fine motor skills toys for kids of all ages.
SENSORY PLAY - Stimulate your childs senses while he plays with the variety of activities included in this board. Activities include locks and latched, threading, metal gears, bead sorting and counting spinning wheels and much more.
Our design is sure to excite their minds with the beautifully designed educations toy. Great of PT or OT or dementia patients. Special needs autism and ADD toy to add to your collection, Hours of entertainment

Learning Resources Wriggleworms! Fine Motor Activity Set, Toddler Fine Motor Skills, Ages 3+ Pull up new fine motor skills one wiggly worm at a time! With the Wriggleworms! Fine Motor Activity Set from Learning Resources, kids can grow a garden full of new skills with none of the mess! With the help of the set's specially designed Tri-Grip Tong, kids catch and pull worms from the soft foam activity board, building hand strength, pencil grip, coordination, and other essential fine motor skills as they go! These worms build more than just fine motor skills—the Wriggleworms! Fine Motor Activity Set is packed with 5-in-1 preschool learning fun! With the included spinner and activity cards, kids can turn learning into a game as they master color identification, sorting, critical thinking, and early math skills! Best of all, the Wriggleworms! 

Our fire truck busy board is a perfect toy for your baby who likes anything that buckles. It is carefully handmade without any sharp edges and durable enough to hold up to toddlers' use. Designed in varying difficulty levels, so it is suitable for toddlers 2 3 4 years old. It can help them develop essential life skills early when using this amazing educational toy.
Busy board items develop toddlers' basic skills. Toddlers will learn how to open/close a zipper, button their clothes, tie their shoelaces, buckle their belts, play with gears, and other learning activities that they will pretty much enjoy.