Fine Motor Activities

Number Pin Cards

You will need:

The Activity:

For younger children, lay out the cards and the corresponding pins under each card. With older children, you can mix all the pins in a jar and just lay out the cards in front of them.

While working on number/counting concepts, this activity also works on works pincer strength (just make sure your child uses his thumb and index finger with all other fingers tucked in the palm of his hand.

Since the pins are small, you can also work on important in hand manipulation skills by having your child pick up pins one at a time (nesting) and them wiggling their fingers to get the pin out of the palm one at a time without using the opposite hand (retrieving skills) grasp and retrieving out of their palm) while working on number/counting concepts!

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