My 18 month old is very into fine motor skills and this little activity has been her favorite lately. Please supervise this activity with your little one.
You will need an empty spice bottle and preferably some color toothpicks. I colored mine using the same method as I color my rice and pastas, I just left the sticks in longer to absorb the color.
My spice bottle has some lovely big holes, perfect for fine motor skills practice!
At first I gave my toddler the closed spice bottle with the toothpicks already in it. She inspected the bottle and began shaking to get the sticks out. Once the bottle was open and contents all over the floor the fun began.
She carefully picked up each stick to replace it into the spice bottle. One by one.
My 3 year old was also intrigued by this activity and came over to inspect.