Before children start to write they need to develop their fine motor skills and this can be done with some fun activities for your little tots. This week on Tuesday Tots I’m featuring 4 fun activities for Tots to develop Fine Motor Skills.

4 Fine motor activities for Tots - with Tuesday Tots Link up over 100 ideas linked up each week.

First off over on Mama OT there is some fun with Pom Poms and some items from the junk modelling box. So quick and easy to set up and perfect for the younger tots to enjoy and play with (easily transportable as well).

Although the pincer grip is important the fine motor control is needed through all the muscles in the hand and the activity over on Crayon Freckles with some kitchen equipment is perfect for helping to develop those mussels.

Over on Reading Confetti another activity to develop those hand muscles with some added bonuses of bringing books alive and some maths fun as well perfect for the tots to work on multiple skills at the same time.

More fun developing the hand muscles over on 123 Homeschool me which has some maths ideas as well as a free printable to help with the activity.

Tuesday Tots Play date

It’s time to link up – come and join us each week sharing your posts for fun for the under 5’s – each week Tuesday Tots is cohosted on

Rainy Day Mum

Learn with Play at Home


One Perfect Day

You can link up play, learning, crafts, family fun, tips and ideas for the under 5’s in your family or your care then each week you could be featured on one of the 3 sites. We love to see your ideas and you can link up 1, 2, 3 or as many ideas as you would like new and old posts welcome.

I look forward to seeing you link up and the fun you’re having with your Tots.

Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.


  1. Great ideas! Just starting a new blog about life with my toddler (and another little monkey on the way). Keep seeing good ideas with tongs on Pinterest, need to find some for my 2 year old to practice using. 🙂 x

  2. wowee! thanks soooo much for featuring our math with tongs activity. i feel like a dorky freshman who just got waved at by a cheerleading captain. this so made my week! thanks love!

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