Find the Carrots!
Search & Find Sensory Fine Motor Play
Help the bunny find his carrots and plant them!
We have been having a lot of fun celebrating Spring and preparing for the Easter holiday next month! Simple activities are so much fun when you change them around for the different holidays or seasons! Practice makes perfect, so I try to make practice fun and different each time to encourage him and engage him fully in whatever we are doing. Combining fine motor skills with fun themes and different elements makes it new and fun each time! This time bunny has lost his carrots and we must help him find them and plant them back in the garden! (ok, so not quite how you plant carrots but it was fun to do and we have grown carrots from seed too for him to see!)
Help Bendy Bunny Collect His Carrots (Fine Motor Play)
I used my Spring green colored rice for the sensory filler in this carrot fine motor activity. I love saving and storing sensory bin fillers in gallon zip bags to reuse for different sensory bins down the road. Seal in bags and store in a clear storage container and you are ready for quick and fun sensory play or mini activities like this one! I also added some carrots from the dollar store and a bendy bunny. These alligator tweezers are great for chubby hands still learning fine motor control!
We do lots of activities with tweezers, so he knew exactly what to do when he saw this fine motor play activity! Bonus, he thought it was funny that the bunny lost his carrots. Liam had lots of little stories to talk about while he found the carrots!
One thing Liam has to work on is looking just a little bit harder and longer to make sure he has everything. I encouraged him to feel around with his hands to search for more carrots I had buried in the rice.
To double check we had all 24 carrots, I had him count what he had found!
Carrot Planting Play Dough Fine Motor Activity
Since I pretty much knew he wasn’t going to play with the sensory bin after he found the carrots, I wanted to extend the activity and keep his hands working! I remembered from an earlier activity he loved sticking the carrots in play dough. I thought a repeat activity with a twist would be fun. I wanted it to last a while but it needed to have specific directions with a start and finish. I took a big green ball of homemade play dough, an ice cube tray, and the carrots and set them up in a tray to plant!
I modeled the first one for him by showing him how to take a chunk of play dough and push it into the ice cube tray until the section was filled. Then I used my thumb and first two fingers to push a carrot into the play dough. He definitely got it!