Eye Dropper Fine Motor Activities
Why are eye droppers great for fine motor skills?
- Eye droppers are awesome for isolating the fingers used for writing!
- Eye droppers are awesome for strengthening hand muscles!
- Eye droppers are awesome for practicing coordination, control and patience, all important for handwriting!
Where can I get one?
We have several kinds to choose from depending on what we are doing or mood! One of our favorites has been the free one from the pharmacy at the local supermarket (blue cap). Another favorite is the one from the sets below (purple cap) and the little white one came from some sort of liquid medicine. We save everything!
What should I do with the eye dropper?
I set our eye dropper fine motor activity up as a simple invitation to explore color mixing, absorption and water density. However, simple water play is fine for getting started! More ideas and links are included to help spark ideas for different play styles! We use eye droppers for many of our science experiments too! Great practice.
- eye droppers of course!
- ice cube tray
- containers for colored water (oil optional)
- cotton balls
- science kit items (optional)
Eye Dropper Fine Motor Played: So Simple
First, we mixed some colors and added oil with the eye dropper.
Second, we played around with filling the mini holes, making patterns and mixing more colors!
Lastly, we experimented with the cotton balls and used the eye dropper to soak them. This also turned into some nice finger fine motor skills work as we soaked up the mini cube sections with cotton balls!
So easy; he doesn’t even have to know he is working on some of the most important skills he will need for his whole life! Eye dropper fine motor activities are easy and great for simple play any time of the day!
Tons Of Great Eye Dropper Ideas To Explore!