Spring Activities to Promote Motor Skills
With the long weekend around the corner and the warm weather upon us, now is the perfect time to introduce new activities to your child.
It can often be challenging to find activities that are developmentally appropriate for your child, but we encourage you to explore the activities below to see what your child might enjoy.
Fine Motor Activities
- Sidewalk chalk – draw pictures, practice letters and colour that driveway! You can even play tic–tac–toe!
- Use a water gun or similar water toy to “write” or “draw.”
- Write and draw in sand, dirt or mud with a stick or finger.
- Build a boat, plane or car from recycled materials.
- Put stickers in a sticker book.
- Spring scavenger hunts: make a list of the things you see or find.
- Spring crafts: find items in nature and make a craft with them.
- Create a treasure hunt! Hide a “treasure”, then write out clues to find the treasure. Read the clues or perform a task to find the hidden treasure.
- Plan an outing to the beach, park or museum. Think of all the things you will need and make a list.
- String beads or pasta.
- Draw a picture of yourself or your family.
- Draw/print using stencils.
- Hang clothes on the clothesline. Practice opening and closing the clothespins.
- Pick up bugs with scissor scoops.
- Practice cutting flowers with scissors.
- Paint rocks that you find on your adventures outside.