Fine Motor Work Station or Centre Activity

BY ON Mar 27, 2016

simple and engaging fine motor activity using buttons and pattern lines

Creating patterns, swirls, squiggles and zig-zags with buttons, children will have so much fun playing with this fine motor work station or learning centre activity.


Children enjoy hands-on activities and the bright colours and buttons are so engaging and motivating for children.


What you will need?

invitation to play with buttons and patterned lines for fine motor development

You will need coloured card, marker pen and assorted buttons.

If you do not have button, you may like to use gemstones, string, stones, pebbles, bottle tops, pompoms, shells or other small tokens for this activity.


Let’s Play

Fine motor work station or learning centre activity for kids

This activity can be utilised as a simple work station. It also promotes fine motor and coordination skills as children are picking up and placing glass gems onto the paper using the pincer grip action.


More ideas

fine motor activity

This activity is great for sorting and classifying the colours or size of the buttons. Children can create patterns, rainbow colours or only used one colour for each line. The creativity and imagination is endless.


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Turn the paper over to create your very own pictures, patterns, words, letters, numbers and shapes.


Let’s Learn

Super simple fine motor activity using buttons (or pebbles) on pattern lines

Learning Opportunities

  • Creativity and imagination
  • Fine Motor Development
  • Hand-Eye Coordination and Control
  • Concentration
  • Language development – swirls, patterns, zig-zags and colours.
  • Mathematics – patterns


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9 responses to “Fine Motor Work Station or Centre Activity”

  1. NONA says:

    Creative ideas that can be used with all children. It will keep them focused

  2. Jessica says:

    Here is a list of fine motor skills milestones that your toddler is likely to achieve in her second year of life.

  3. Emy co says:

    This idea is very great! I will try it with my son!! thanks u 😉

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