Fine Motor Practice with Acorns and Leaves

We do a lot of activities that work on fine motor skills. They’re not only important for pre-writing and writing skills, but also practice hand-eye coordination and prepare your toddlers and preschoolers for a whole array of everyday tasks.

The other day, I set up this Fine Motor Practice with Acorns and Leaves, and my kids used the materials in many different ways to thoroughly explore them and practice as many skills as possible 🙂


I set this up for my toddler, but my kindergartener just had to make it a sibling activity: Fall Fine Motor Practice with Acorns and Leaves! Muffin tins are so awesome for sensory and fine motor activities!

(N was 2 years and 2 months old.
E was 5 years and 10 months old.)

I actually set up this quick and simple activity with only N in mind one weekend morning when we were up early and E was still sleeping {which is unusual, she wakes up early most weekends and tries to sleep in on school days 😉 }. But as soon as she woke up, she was immediately in the middle of things and enjoyed the activity just as much as N.

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Here are some other simple fine motor activities for you:

Fine Motor Practice at Snack Time

Fine Motor Play with Screws and Anchors

Baby Penguin Cutting Practice

Baby Play with Wooden Blocks in a Muffin Tin

Spider Web Fine Motor Activity by Mom Inspired Life

Rain Forest Fine Motor Activity by Munchkins and Moms


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