Commercial Games that can help increase fine motor skills such as hand strength and dexterity

(Compiled by WriteSteps San Diego Pediatric Occupational Therapy)

(Many of these activities should be used with supervision for young children or a child who is cognitively impaired in order to prevent mouthing objects or injury)

1. Don’t Break the Ice
2. Lite Brite
3. Bed Bugs
4. Pop Beads
5. Playdoh (can use toy rolling pins and toy cookie cutters)
6. Topple
7. Stencils
8. Magnadoodle
9. Hungry Hungry Hippos
10. Etch-a-sketch
11. Lego
12. Don’t Spill the Beans
13. Fun pads with mazes and hidden pictures (also works on visual perceptual skills)
14. Pick Up Sticks
15. Hi-Ho Cherry-O
16. Crayola Trace and Draw

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