Fine motor skills are small movements that use the hands, fingers, toes, wrists, and other small muscles. Examples of fine motor skills include picking up cereal with a thumb and index finger, shaking a rattle, drawing circles with a crayon, turning the pages of a book, and stacking blocks.
Gross motor skills are bigger movements that use larger muscles and muscle groups like arms, legs, and feet to move the body. Examples of gross motor skills include sitting, crawling, running, jumping, throwing a ball, and climbing stairs. Even the first time a baby lifts his head is an example of gross motor skills.