We love some good fine motor work around here. I especially love activities that are quick and inexpensive to put together. I wanted to make a quick post today showing you 3 fine motor activities I made for Q. All together they cost $4. I bought the supplied at Dollar Tree, but you could easily find similair items at the grocery store, dollar store or Walmart.
6 pack of square plastic containers with lids
Pack of ping pong balls
10 pack of mini round containers with lids
Empty puffs container
Pack of craft sticks
That’s it. I cut a circle in the lid of one container to be used with the ping pong balls. I cut a slit in the lid of one square plastic container for the lids from the mini round containers to fit through. Then I cut an even smaller slit in the lid of the puffs container for the craft sticks to fit through. I used the puffs container because it’s taller, thus easier for Q because the sticks don’t get all jammed up.
Any containers you have around the house could easily work too. Empty coffee or sandwich meat containers would work great!
Even though this group of activities cost a mere $4 and only took a few seconds to put together it is Q’s go to activity. He will sit for extended periods of time doing these over and over and over. Kids have a natural instinct to work on important skills, it doesn’t take much convincing for them to practice their pincer grasp and hand eye coordination!