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Fine Motor Skills

Why are Fine Motor Skills Important?

Fine motor skills are what enable us to use our hands for important tasks such as writing, buttoning buttons or zipping a jacket, and picking up and using small objets. Fine motor skills play a role in many of the activities we engage in in our daily lives, so making sure these skills are sharp is a huge part of occupational therapy practice. There are many fun ways to work on these skills in the home too!

Fine Motor Activities

  1. Putting coins in a piggy bank

  2. Make bracelets or keychains by stringing beads

  3. Making paperclip chains

  4. Playing with Legos

  5. Building block towers


1. “50 Fine Motor Occupational Therapy Activities at Home” Your Therapy Source, 2020,

2. “Fine Motor Skills” The OT Toolbox, 2021,

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