Valentine Fine Motor skills Activity & Fine Motor Fridays Blog Hop
5 Sweet Treat Fine Motor Activities
Early Learning Valentines Fine Motor Skills Activities!
Welcome to another great week of the Fine Motor Fridays Blog Hop! I love Fridays and our chance to show off some great fine motor skills activities happening over here! Hands-on play really facilitates fine motor skills work. Learn through play, practice through play, and develop life long skills through play! Fine Motor Skills for us is hand work, strengthening the hand muscles and working on finger grips/grasps that will prove so useful as he gets older! Today we are using tongs, foam stickers, and small containers to practice fine motor skills and enjoy a sweet treat! I thought it would be a really special treat to play with M & M’s today! Very rare that we have candy in the house!
Valentines Fine Motor Activities #1: Sensory Search and Sort Tweezer Practice
I thought a sensory search for thoroughness and tweezer work would be a great place to start! I thought I would use oatmeal as a filler today! Now I know many people shy away from food fillers, but guess what? I had him wash his hands thoroughly and scoop out three cups. The exact amount for our oatmeal M & M cookies to make later. Finish the activity and dump it into the mixing bowl! No waste! I hid 30 M & M’s in the oats, 10 of each color. I also put out 3 small cups for him to sort the colors as he found them. The first tweezers proved a bit challenging but these fun little alligator ones were perfect! He is really improving!
Valentines Fine Motor Activities #2: Pincer Grasp Candy Letters Game
I actually missed a great photo of him spelling out his name since I presented the letters in an out-of-order pile. I suggested he use his pincer grasp and put one candy at a time onto the letters trying to touch each candy to the next. He worked carefully and would go back and even fix ones he had bumped aside.
Valentines Fine Motor Activities #3: Candy Grid Game for 1:1 Counting with Tongs
We haven’t done a grid game in a while, but he was like, mom I got this! He rolled the die and did it all on his own. Every so often he would stop and count how many more he would need to fill in to finish the grid. He used his plastic tongs to complete the grid.
Valentines Fine Motor Activities #4: Heart Container Filling & Counting with Tongs
Of course, the plan all along was to let him try a few at the end. Our last candy activity was to fill these small heart containers to put in the cupboard as sweet treats for later. I had him line up the containers, rove the lids and add 5 candies to each container as well as put 5 candies on the tray for now. He closed the containers and enjoyed his sweet treat!
Sticker Fine Motor Activity and Sorting Small, Medium, Large
We actually did this fine motor activity first as I set up our sweet treat fine motor activities! I placed three paper hearts on the tray along with a bowl of heart stickers in three sizes, small, medium, and large. His job was to keep busy, sort stickers and stick them to the right heart depending on size! Great busy work and fine motor skills work peeling the backings off the stickers!
We had a great fun morning of sweet treat fine motor activities perfect for Valentines Day that all young kids will enjoy. I love to combine fun, fine motor activities that incorporate early learning, sensory and play!
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