Summer is a time for beaches, pools, sand, lemonade, and backyard barbecues. But it’s also a time for learning! Use these ideas to build fine motor skills in kids throughout the summer months so they are prepared to start writing in the fall. These summer fine motor activities will help kids strengthen finger muscles that will help with future classroom skills like writing, cutting, drawing, coloring, and more!
*Pair with our Summer Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Summer Fine Motor Activities for Kids
This weaving sun craft builds fine motor skills. // The Kindergarten Connection
Build a rainbow with this fine motor rainbow necklace! // Schooling a Monkey
Boost fine motor skills and learn beginning sounds at the same time with these ocean clip cards. // The Kindergarten Connection
Celebrate a love of animals and adventure with these zoo counting clip cards. // Schooling a Monkey
Kids will love making a fine motor jellyfish! // Buggy and Buddy
Use tweezers to build ice cream cones! // Fun-A-Day
Use an eye dropper to make fizzing rainbows! // Schooling a Monkey
Make a fizzing ocean with an eye dropper. // Pre-K Pages
Use clothespins to match the colors of the fish in this fun activity. // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Build a color matching jellyfish for fine motor fun. // School Time Snippets
Kids will love making a fine motor octopus. // Buggy and Buddy
Go on a fine motor treasure hunt with ice and a spray bottle. // Little Bins for Little Hands
Make an ice painting! // Therapy Fun Zone
Fill the pool noodles in this fine motor activity. // My Mundane and Miraculous Life
Thread rainbow beads to make a prism suncatcher! // Rhythms of Play
Have fun in the sun with this fine motor number activity. // In the Playroom
Adding rubber bands to pool noodles is a great way to boost fine motor skills. // And Next Comes L
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