Fine VS. Gross Motor Skills

Ages 4-6

Fine Motor Skills at age 4

  • Children at this age they can dress and undress themselves.
  • They also are able to cut on line with scissors.
  • Children can copy a circle and a cross on a piece of paper.

Gross Motor Skills at age 4

  • Children are able to hop on one foot.
  • They can throw a ball overhand.
  • Walk backward easily.

Fine Motor Skills at age 5

  • They are able to eat with a spoon and fork to eat, but still use their fingers for some foods.
  • Print some letters.
  • They can copy triangles and squares.

Gross Motor Skills at age 5

  • Children can do somersaults.
  • Skip with alternating feet.
  • Balance on one foot for short period.

Fine Motor Skills at age 6

  • Children can cut, paste, and color skillfully
  • Write entire words.
  • Tie Shoelaces.

Gross Motor Skills at age 6

  • Can ride a two-wheel bicycle with training wheels.
  • Jumps rope.
  • Throws and catches a ball with more ease.