Holy Trinity Church of England

Primary School

Growing Tomorrow's Leaders

Clever Fingers

Clever Fingers is one of our most popular activities - from popping bubble wrap to fidget spinners, from playing Pop Up Pirate to threading beads - it's fun, motivating and best of all it helps develop fine motor skills.


Here are some ideas, but most activities can be adapted from household objects such as toilet rolls, uncooked pasta and rice. We will be posting some more ideas and challenges over the next few days.


Challenge 1

Buttons, laces and zips!

Being able to do up your own buttons, zips and shoe laces is a great achievement.


How long it takes you to do up your coat, shoes or shirt?  Can you do it quicker?  Maybe you could challenge someone in your family to race you! 



Don't forget to let us know how you're getting on!

Please contact us if you need any resources - we have lots of items in school you can borrow or use.

Challenge 2

Pasta and an egg box


Can you pick up spaghetti using tongs or tweezers? Or even just your fingers? If that's easy, try grains of rice. Have a look at the video below showing some ideas you can do at home with a few bits of pasta and an empty eggbox.  Don't worry if you haven't got exactly the same items at home - I'm sure you can come up with your own ideas! Let's see how creative you can be and let us know how you get on. 



For more detailed instructions on learning to tie knots and laces, please try ‘Ian’s Shoelace Site’ - link below

Fun with modelling mediums

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I suggest using playdough or salt dough rather than plasticine as that can be a bit too hard.

Can you :
Roll it? Pinch it? Poke it? Roll it? Plait it? Use it to make your name?
Remember to use both hands.
I need to practise my plaiting more!!!!