Posts Tagged ‘fine motor skills’

Tracing Cookie Cutters for Fine Motor Skills

Saturday, August 4th, 2012 by by

The Younger and I are working on fine motor skills, and tracing cookie cutters is an activity she loves. It’s easy to prepare for this activity and easy to clean up, so it’s one of my favorites!

Sometimes we pick a theme to follow (summer, animals, letters, etc.), and sometimes we make a mural that tells a story. Usually, however, I just give her all the cookie cutters and let her imagination run free. I love watching her arrange things and listening to her tell me what each cookie cutter means to her and why she’s chosen to use it. It’s a different story every time, and it’s a fun glimpse into where her mind is  :-)


Another Eggsellent Activity

Friday, March 19th, 2010 by by

I love this time of year for thinking of new activities, because there are so many products out there that are egg shaped. Eggs are great for little hands to manipulate and explore. Don’t be surprised if you see egg-themed activities on my blog through the month of April!

In the Easter section of our grocery store, I found these plastic eggs for about $4. They come in a plastic container that the eggs nestle into nicely, and each larger egg has two smaller eggs inside of it. I’m looking for ways to help Jonah with his fine motor skills, as well as his balance. Manipulating these eggs to find the smaller eggs inside, and even just putting them into each slot in the container, is a great way to get Jonah to use his fine motor skills. By putting the container on an elevated surface, where Jonah had to let go of the surface in order to play the game, we worked on his balance at the same time!