This week I wanted to concentrate on some recognition of shapes, numbers and colors so drew up this lovely printable to use as our fine motor activity and to add to our busy bag collection.
Fine Motor Busy Bag How to
I made 5 main shapes namely a star, triangle, square, circle and heart. Selected 5 colors namely red, blue, green, yellow and purple. Then set these out on all the printables.
You can download your copy of this printable at the end of this post.
These shapes have been laminated for durability as a busy bag. You can also use card stock (cardboard) to print directly onto.
I then colored 5 wooden pegs by painting them with water color paint and wrote the numbers on them in the corresponding colors.
Once the busy bag was ready the kids had fun playing!
My 2 year old has difficulty opening a peg (she hasnt developed that skill as yet, she is a bit young still) for my other 2 kids we focused on what the shapes were called, what colors they were and counted while we pegged the pegs onto the correct corresponding numbers and colors.
For one child this activity would require one set of 5 pegs. If you have more than one child I suggest coloring more pegs!
Below is my 2 year old trying to clip a peg onto the triangle. Love those tiny little hands that just want to try absolutely everything!
She did get to do her favorite activity though! She packed up the busy bag like a pro 😉
This fine motor activity is a fabulous addition to our busy bag collection and I will be bringing it out every now and again for the kids to re-explore! (Have you see our paperclip busy bag yet?)