These fun toys for hand strengthening are perfect for getting kids interested and engaged! They’re great props for the classroom, amazing tools for therapy sessions, and awesome entertainers for home!
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12 Fun Toys for Hand Strengthening
Pull out the play dough and put little hands to work pushing out snakes of all different shapes from hearts to circles with this extruder set of 10 fabulous colors!
This bundle of 6 activities is specifically targeted to build fine motor skills through strengthening. Comprised of activities and toys that are resistive, yet fun, your child will squeeze and push those tiny hand muscles into shape!
3 || Therapy Putty
Putty is a go-to for hand strengthening in the therapy world, but it is fun, easy to find and maintains its consistency over time. Not to mention the colors are so pretty!
Bouncy balls are fun by themselves but this awesome set of 3 colorful balls, stretches and pulls to allow kids to build their hand strength in addition to their hand-eye coordination!
5 || Squigz
From heavy work to fine motor skills to visual motor skills and more, the possibilities for these “fun little suckers” are endless! The Squigz Starter Set comes with 24 little silicone suction cup poppers in 8 different shapes and sizes. Check out some fun ways to play with these toys for hand strengthening!
Develop the strength needed for a great pincer grasp by having a child pick up objects from a sensory bin, sort craft pompoms, or pick up small blocks and stack them using a pair of tweezers!
7 || Wind Up Toys
Wind up toys are as entertaining to adults as they are to kids and it takes some strong fingers to turn that tiny dial to achieve the fast moving fun!
8 || Wooden Lacing Cards
Practice letters and build hand strength and fine motor skills at the same time with lacing cards! This value-packed Melissa and Doug learning set has a shaped lacing board for every letter of the alphabet.
9 || Bath Toys
The bathtub is a great place for strengthening little hands. Fill up an old shampoo bottle and let your child squeeze it empty. Or try a set of fun water squeeze toys to encourage imaginative play as they squirt away!
10 || Stickers
Place colorful stickers all over the floor and let your toddler go to town pulling them up. This is an awesome fine motor task that will encourage grasping and fine motor strengthening! And, who isn’t motivated by stickers?!?!
11 || Pop Beads
Kids love to pop together necklaces, bracelets and rings. The B. Pop-Arty Jewelry Fashion Kit features 500 unique shapes and designs, including 12 rings and 6 bracelets, that are fun to create and wear.
12 || Animal Poppers
As strong hands squeeze this pig’s belly, it launches soft, ping pong sized balls shooting across the room! The harder he is squeezed, the bigger the launch!
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