Mother’s Day is the day to show our love and appreciation to one of the most influential people in our lives. It’s also the perfect day to enjoy sensory crafts that help our kiddos develop their fine motor skills! We’ve grouped each activity by specific skill development, keeping in mind that some of these would meet the requirements for all three sections! Kids of all ages and skill levels can enjoy the crafts below with proper supervision and guidance.
Fun Crafts to help improve fine motor skills
Remember to keep an eye on materials used for these crafts. Some of these supplies could also be choking hazards.
Who doesn’t love the chance to express themselves and their love for mama, not one way but two!!
- Poster board
- Pictures or images
- Cut your poster board into any sized strip.
- On one side, have your little one decorate with markers.
- On the other side, have your little one pick out pictures, photos, or images they would like to paste on the bookmark.
- Once all the images are placed how and where your child wants them, paint over them with Mod Podge. The Mod Podge will seal in and protect your precious pictures for years to come.
Button Picture Frame
- Popsicle sticks or old picture frames
- Glue or Mod Podge
- Buttons of all sizes
- Tweezers/pinchers (optional)
- A favorite picture
- If you’re not using an old picture frame, you can use a little glue to create one out of popsicle sticks.
- Once you have your frame, allow your little one to practice picking up buttons of different sizes and textures. If you have the tweezers, this is a great time to use them!
- Glue each button down onto the frame.
- Place an image in the frame and watch the smile across mom’s face grow!
Sound and Music
- Cans, spoons, shells, or any other hard, sound-producing item
- Paint and paintbrushes
- Stick (a great reason to go on a family nature walk)
- Drill (optional)
- Have your little one paint and decorate your sound-making objects.
- Depending on what materials you’re using for your windchime, you may need to drill a small hole in each one to insert a string into it. If using this method, be sure to tie a knot at the end of your string after threading it through the hole.
- Hang your gorgeously decorated items from slightly different levels on your stick.
Sensory Salt Dough Fun
Dough is a great way to work on essential motor skills and fun for individuals who respond well to sensory-based crafts!
Salt Dough Recipe
- 4 cups flour
- 1 cup table salt
- 1.5 cups water
- Combine all ingredients and stir until it turns into a dough!
It’s that easy!!
You can now shape your dough into anything you’d like! After you’re done shaping your creation, let it dry until it’s hard. Once hard, it can be colored or painted on in whatever way you’d like!
Have some other fun and simple mother’s day craft ideas? Be sure to share them below! We’d love to hear from you!