Welcome to our weekly Fine Motor Skills feature!
This week we are combining fine motor skills with sensory and color / pattern matching.
You can see all our fine motor ideas here.
Earlier this week I received a lovely package from CraftProjectIdeas.com full of rather happy neon colored items including this glitter glue and these mini craft sticks for free to play with!
I thought these mini craft sticks were rather awesome and before I went to bed that night an idea struck! I got the mini sticks out and made a few colorful patterns on them with the glitter glue and let them dry overnight.
Now, because the neon glitter glue drys raised it provides a rather wonderful sensory touch to this activity.
You can pair up the sticks based on color or patterns. My 2 year old worked on her pincer and fine motor skills by manipulating the little sticks into place.
Line them up like a fence.
Match them up some more.
Once my 2 year old was done and moved on to the next best thing (namely her new felt quiet book) my 5 year old took over and made a robot, among other things.
Are you looking for more fine motor skill ideas?
Take a look at what my co-hosts have been up to this week!
- Color Matching Fine Motor Jellyfish from School Time Snippets
- Favorite Fine Motor Toys from Still Playing School
- ULTIMATE PVC Play Table in a Bag from Lalymom