Are you looking for a simple and very easy fine motor activity that you can probably try right now?
This activity is so very easy to put together and only requires 3 items.
We’ve tried this simple fine motor activity before around St. Patricks Day but can work on any given day, really.
This time around we themed ours for WINTER TIME!
Not only does this simple activity work on counting, sorting and winter color recognition but it also incorporates the benefits of fine motor play.
I’ll be sharing below how easy this winter empty ice cube bin activity is to set up and how you can maybe try it out too!
Related: Looking for more easy and fun winter ideas for kids? Here are over 70 Winter Crafts and Activities for Kids!
Note: We used both a regular ice cube tray and our tiny ice cube trays.
I will say the smaller ice cube tray worked really well with our marshmallows.
This simple activity is a great set of fine motor activities for pre k and for kids.
If it is winter time right now for you, this one is a really easy homemade set of at home fine motor activities.
Related: Here is another fun and easy ice cube tray fine motor activity for preschoolers we have tried and truly enjoyed!
Winter Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers
What activities promote fine motor skills?
Any simple and kid friendly activity that works on their pincer grasp (the pointer and thumb) picking up an object..
What are fine motor skills examples?
Some other daily forms of ideas would be:
Writing with a pencil
Coloring with crayons
Using kid scissors for cutting on the dotted line
Playing with playdough
Ice cube tray fine motor activity for toddlers and preschoolers 🙂
These are all different ways and forms of working on fine motor skills.
Littles do this everyday when they are in school or homeschooling.
Is squeezing a fine motor skill?
Squeezing and building with playdough or clay is working on fine motor skills.
Have you ever squeezed a squishy ball filled with sand?
This is a form of gaining the benefits of fine motor skills.
What other ways can you think of incorporating fine motor skills into your daily routine?
How can I help my 3 year old with fine motor skills?
Here is a list of fine motor activities we have tried in the past and that work on the benefits of fine motor skills:
These are all different fine motor activities we have tried in the past.
If you are interested in even more, make sure to type in “fine motor” in the search bar at the top of this page or my homepage. 🙂
I hope that these fine motor activities and this specific fine motor ice cube tray activity were neat and helpful!