Toddler Activities

toddler activity for fine motor skills

Posted June 25, 2017 by in DIY, toddler, Uncategorized / 11 Comments

Toddler Activities!

Finding a great and easy toddler activity is the best winning feeling for a parent! Finding one that you don’t have to buy and that improves fine motor skills is even better. Moms you are going to love this toddler activity for fine motor skills! I made this for my daughter when she was 2 1/2. She is now 3 and still plays with this! Need a little time to yourself to finish dinner, have a cup of coffee (glass of wine) or do the laundry? Of course, you do!  Try this out.  This will keep your little one entertained and give you at least 15 minutes of quiet.

Fine Motor Skills Toddler Activity:

  • I re-purposed her snack container; you could use really anything that has a lid and that you can put holes in.
  • Since the container is more short and wide (than tall and long) I cut the straws in half.
  • Make about 3-4 holes in the lid. I have used scissors and a hole puncher. I use whatever is handy. Don’t make the holes too big as you want the straw to go through and stay in the container.

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toddler activity for fine motor skills

fine motor skills diy toddler activity

toddler activity for fine motor skills,  DIY fine motor skills activity for toddlers

  •   Done!

Once all the straws are gone they have to open the lid, take the straws out and then replace the lid (maybe with your help depending on age) and start it again. My toddler will even shake it to hear the straws rattle. She also likes to grab all the pink straws first.  This is something you can pack in your diaper bag (mom purse) and bring with you while waiting at the doctor’s office, a restaurant, a grandparent’s house…anywhere that you want to try to keep your toddler occupied.

Seriously the easiest DIY fine motor skills activity for toddlers. Looking for a great sensory activity for your toddler? Check out my post on Rainbow Rice Sensory Box!

What are some of your favorite toddler activities?

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11 responses to “Toddler Activities

  1. lienonme2

    This is a great activity for fine motor skills. As a former teacher I know how important it is to keep working those motor skills on young children as they develop! It is also so pertinent to make it fun!

  2. Krystal Sadler

    This is such a great fine motor activity. I love that it is made with free things you already have around the home. Way to go, Mama!

  3. Our Family World

    I have empty cans like that. I will make some tomorrow and get them ready for our family’s 4th of July get together. That would keep the little ones pre-occupied and give their mommies some relax time.

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