Fall Sensory Play
Fine Motor, Science And Math Activities With Acorns
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Simple Fall Sensory Play For Early Learning From The Great Outdoors
Fine Motor Fridays is one of my favorite days of the week. Not only do I get to host an awesome blog hop with amazing ladies, I get to try out great fine motor play ideas to share with you. Strengthening little hands while having loads of fun is my number one goal here. We use everyday tools to work on skills and find simple ways to play and laugh too! Join the fun every Friday and find a great activity or two to try!
Acorn Fall Sensory Play And Fine Motor Skills
A Sunday morning nature walk up to a beautiful mountain top produced a collection of acorns, carefully gathered, by my young scientist as we hiked along, perfect for a few simple fine motor, science, math and sensory activities. Lately we have been enjoying simple hands-on activities with a few early learning angles that reinforce concepts we have already learned.
- muffin tin
- nut cracker
- magnifying glass
- bowl of water
- mini strainer
Fine Motor Fall Acorn Sensory Play Activities
We practiced simple transferring and one to one counting skills with our little pile of acorns. I asked him questions like how many more acorns do you need and how many acorns are left? Basic counting skills with a bit of problem solving (how many are left= count empty sections) as well as fine motor practice all in a simple hands-on play activity.
This handy little wooden nutcracker has provided us many opportunities for hand strengthening. He just loves to crack whole nuts! I thought it would be a great discovery and exploration science activity with the acorns to see what was inside them. He worked hard to crack many and each one held a different surprise including a tiny worm!
We do love science as well as sensory play and all young scientists use fine motor skills for experiments! This also makes for simple water sensory play and the sieve is an easy tool for fine motor play!
Nature makes for wonderful, hands-0n, fine motor fall sensory play! Take a walk with your child and gather everything you need while enjoying the wonderful Fall season outdoors together!
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