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Project #2: Color Fine Motor Skills GameWhat you will need:
- muffin tin
- colored buttons, milk caps or other small items of the same color
- paper (from the recycling bin)
What you will need:
Simply clean out the inside of an empty cardboard can. Then, cut slots the same size of your circular items with your craft knife. This is a great way for little ones to practice their fine motor skills by putting the circular items into the small slot. You can also color code each piece to help with color identification.
What you will need:
Another great fine motor and sorting activity is encouraging your little ones to sort all of the items by color into separate sections of the muffin tin. I used paper from the recycling bin to color code the bottom of each muffin tin. This fine motor skill activity is great for color recognition, sorting and counting.
Manipulating small items such as toothpicks and inserting them into the slot is great not only for fine motor skill development, but also for hand-eye coordination. If you choose to use straws, you can punch holes in the lid of the container instead of pushing the toothpicks through to make holes.
This is a great fine motor skill activity that incorporates the principles of precision and balance as little ones place the marbles to balance atop the tees. This is great for toddlers who are strengthening their fine motor skills and is a little more difficult than the other activities. You can also color code this game to help your child practice their color recognition at the same time.
Learning how to lace is great for little ones especially considering they will be tying their own shoes shortly. If you have very small children, just learning how to lace the string through the holes is enough, older children will enjoy tying the yarn after lacing it through the holes. Simply cut a rectangle from a piece of cardboard (I used a cereal box), punch side-by-side holes and let your little one lace away.