Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. The warmer weather means we can be outside for hours on end and enjoy all the flowers blooming and trees. I wanted to share some of my favorite ideas for fine motor spring activities for toddlers.
Fine Motor Spring Activities for Toddlers
For this post, I am defining toddlers are ages 18 months to 3 years old. Always supervise your toddler with these activities and avoid any small items or ingredients they could put in their mouths that pose a choking hazard.
Let's move on to the ideas.
These four seasons fingerprint art cards adorable and a great way to have your toddlers create something special.
Fingerprint Art Seasons Cards from Planting Peas
What is more fun than a duck race? Get the squeeze bottles out or use a long spoon to push your ducks along.
Duck Race from Fantastic Fun & Learning
Stickers are an amazing fine motor tool with toddlers. This ladybug sticker activity is perfect.
Ladybug Fine Motor Play from Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Is your yard filled with dandelions? This is a really simple and cute activity for toddlers using dandelions.
Playing with Dandelions from Teaching Mama
Use the colors of spring and get those hammers out with this fun activity.
Cotton Ball Smash from Teaching Mama
Transferring & Scooping
I love transferring and scooping activities for toddlers. It's a great way to practice grasp and other fine motor skills needed for practical life (every-day life skills) and future handwriting.
This is a great one that I found on Instagram. If you have a bug lover, this is an easy activity to set up with tongs.
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I also set up this easy pom-pom transfer with flower candy molds, perfect for spring!
Spring is synonymous with gardening and planting. Here are some cute ideas toddlers will love. Manipulating the seeds and digging in the dirt are great fine motor skills.
Grass Head Pots – Non-Toy Gifts
Cress Heads – Red Ted Art
Here is a great pretend play planting idea.
Planting Flowers – Teach Me Mommy
Toddlers can begin to use scissors around the age of 2. These are some great spring fine motor activities with scissors.
Cutting Grass – Simple Fun For Kids
Sensory bins are great for combining many skills into one activity. You can add lots of scooping and transferring tools with them to great some great fine motor practice. Here are a few ideas.
Flower Garden Sensory Bin from Simple in the Country
Spring Sensory Bin for Toddlers from Happy Toddler Playtime
Tulip Sensory Bin for Spring from Happy Toddler Playtime
Flowers and Pom Poms Spring Sensory Bin from My Bored Toddler
My friend Angela wrote an ebook called The Toddler Journey filled with toddler activities, including fine motor activities.
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