Sometimes you just don’t want to do a Pinterest worthy fine motor skill building activity that requires you to bust out 500 craft supplies. Enter fine motor skills books. Sharing our favorite, tried and true activity books that focus on building fine motor skills!
Truth bomb. I loathe doing messy arts and crafts activities with my kids. Plain and simple, I just don’t like cleaning up the mess. However, I love spending time with my kids doing an activity which is one reason our family HOARDS Usborne Books and More Activity Books.
These activity books are engaging, budget-friendly, and each serves a specific developmental purpose.
Fine Motor Skills Books: Which Activities Build Skills?
- Peeling up the sticker and placing it on a page helps develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
- Sticker books also promote creative thinking, reasoning, and understanding through matching and association
Wipe Clean Books
- Holding the wipe clean marker works on dexterity and finger skills that impact a child’s ability to control and manipulate a pencil.
- Encourages writing skills like hand-eye coordination, motor planning, pincer grasp, and visual-motor integration.
Craft and other Activity Books
- These books encourage independent play, fine motor coordination, and creative problem-solving.
Here we go.
Top 10 Fine Motor Skills Books
100 Paper Planes to Fold and Fly
Packed with brilliantly designed paper planes to make and fly, ranging from fighter planes to space rockets and creepy flying bugs. This book features four different models to perfect, each with their own concise instructions on how to best fold and fly them. Printed on special tear-out pages, each of the 100 planes features a unique design. Check it out!
A colorful book full of pictures to fingerprint and with its own inkpad of seven bright colors to paint with. Bursting with fun fingerprinting ideas, from decorating turtles’ shells and filling a vase with flowers to printing mice, a scary t-rex or a colorful caterpillar. The colorful inkpad allows children to make fingerprint pictures quickly and easily wherever they are, with no need for brushes and paint. Check it out!
Under the Sea Magic Painting
Simply dip the magic water brush into water, brush it over the black and white patterns, and you’ll be amazed at the colors that magically appear. Take a look!
Rubber Stamp Activities
An imaginative activity book filled with clear and simple instructions to complete the pictures provided. Children can enjoy completing patterns and designs, or simply using the rubber stamps provided to create their own designs. Take a look!
Wipe Clean Space Activities
Before they can learn to write, little children need lots of practice with pen control, and this book provides plenty of opportunities for that, as children can complete the various activities again and again, using the special wipe-clean pen provided. Includes mazes, dot-to-dot, things to draw, and more. Check it out!
Bugs Sticker Book
Butterflies, dragonflies, caterpillars, spiders – the world is full of amazing bugs. Find out which ones live in jungles, deserts, swamps, and gardens by adding 170 stickers to the pictures in this book. Take a look!
Stained Glass Coloring
Color in your own stained glass with this fantastic concept book: more than a coloring book, this book will allow you to color different types of stained glass (gothic, medieval, art nouveau, modern) and place them on real windows. On the right hand side there will be a model of stained glass with a description, and on the left-hand side a piece of see-thru paper, with the same pattern to color in. The see-thru paper can then be detached from the book and put up on a window so the light can shine through! Check it out!
Big Book of Drawing, Doodling, and Coloring
Young children won’t be able to resist this bright, imaginative activity book perfect for budding doodlers. With thick, craft-quality paper pages just calling out to be filled with patterns, doodles and other amazing artistic creations.
Banish dull moments forever with this jam-packed drawing, doodling and coloring book. From pandas in a tree, to pirates on a tropical island, there really is a page to inspire every child. Take a look!
Big Maze Book
Wind your way through over 50 imaginative mazes to find lost friends, escape danger, discover treasure and complete extra puzzles as you go. Check it out!
Busy Bug Book
Watch as the bug whizzes around the tracks in this delightful interactive book. Wind up the bug, place it on the tracks and watch it wiggle around the garden. These cheerful board books have a toy to pull back on it’s wheels and send down four different tracks. Each scene is full of things to spot and talk about. Take a look!
Each of these fine motor skills books enhances your child’s development. Which one will be perfect for your kiddo?