Download these free rainbow printables and let your child practice fine motor skills with our rainbow fine motor activities at home!
Fine motor practice is very important for a young child. Read all about “What is the fuss about fine motor skills?” for more on this subject. Make practicing fun by providing attractive activities like these colorful rainbow printables. Here are 2 different ways to use these printables. (Download them free from our Freebies page.)
Punch holes in the rainbow pictures and lace or thread string or ribbon through. PS: It might be a good idea to laminate these pictures first so that they last longer.
Use the colors of the pictures to also work on color recognition and match the correct color string to the holes.
TIP: For younger children, thread the strings through the first holes and secure the string at the back of the lacing card with a piece of sticky tape. This way they will not be able to pull it through accidentally.
Loose Parts Color Matching
Provide a variety of loose parts(small items) of different colors to match the pictures by packing them out. Loose parts can include buttons, beads, mini pompoms, mini bells, mini erasers etc. Do note that these small parts can be hazardous so supervision is required.
You can add a plastic tweezer/tongs to the setup or simply let the child use the pincer grip to pick up the items and place them on the rainbow picture to “fill it up”.
Two great rainbow fine motor activities for your younger children to do to help them practice fine motor skills and color recognition as well.
Have you seen these Rainbow Matching Puzzles we made with the same printables?