Fine Motor Game for One-Year-Olds

Fine Motor Game for One-Year-Olds

Need a quick and easy toddler activity?

This toddler activity helped me multiple times this week!

I used it to prepare dinner, vacuum the living room floor, and take a shower. - You know, all normal activities that are a wee bit harder to do with someone pulling on your pant leg.

Under two-years-old can be a tricky age to entertain. They are typically in the I want to be older, yet I don’t have the momentum to play independently for long periods of time phase.

But no worries, I am happy to help.

Quick and easy toddler activities to help you make breakfast and blow dry your hair. #momlife


Does my 18-month-old know his colors?

Absolutely not.

Is it a good time to begin to mentioning the words, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple?

Absolutely, yes.

It is also a good time to have your child pull items up and try to manage hand-eye-coordination to place it back.

Important development skills that are also happening:

  • hand-eye coordination

  • cause and effect

  • problem solving

  • finger grasping

  • strengthening arm strength

RELATED: Try this grab and transfer game with your toddler.


These games are like building blocks to learning.

Thinking games such as this prepares your toddler for independent play down the road.

Each game acts as a building block to learning and concepts will begin to overlap.

Pick a Color now; Working with Legos later.

Baby Block Box now; Building tall towers later.

Sweet and Tasty Edible Bin now; Cranberry Scoop and Pour later.

Catching on?

Every activity you play with your toddler now, will help build momentum for when they are a preschooler.

This fine motor game is also perfect for multi-ages! My 3.5 year old could not stay away.

Fine Motor Game for One-year-olds

Setting up this toddler activity was simple!

A quick dive into the recycle bin did the trick. I found some jumbo craft sticks and a razor and was well on my way!

Supplies: - Razor for us grown-ups only

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Along with a recycled box, we also used:

Keep your supplies out!

Chances are, your toddler will play with this again and again.

If they grow tired of the box, put the colored craft sticks in a jar. Now watch them fill and dump. - Another important developmental skill.

Now, go dumpster dive for some cardboard!

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