Happy Fine Motor Friday! My co-hosts (Lalymom, Craftulate, And Next Comes L, School Time Snippets, Little Bins for Little Hands, P is for Preschooler, Racheous, Still Playing School and new this week House of Burke) and I are excited to share fun activities for toddlers and preschoolers that help build fine motor skills every Friday. At the end of this post you will find links for more great fine motor activities from my co-hosts. Be sure to check them out!
Last month when we got our first little accumulation of snow Caden was so excited to play in it. But there wasn’t enough snow for that, so Daddy grabbed a baking sheet full of slushy snow off the cars and brought it inside for Caden to play with. Thinking on my feet I grabbed a few paint cups & filled them with water and food coloring, and let Caden have at it, coloring the snow with a dropper! He had so much fun!
This was a very impromptu activity as you can see by the hastily set up play area! But Caden didn’t mind one bit! He played with this set up, mixing all the colors, for a good 15 minutes! When he seemed to be getting bored with just the slush, I added in a cookie cutter.
Once the icy snow started to melt, I took a big chunk of ice from the freezer and added it to the slush and Caden happily played some more, and added color to the ice cubes. When he was done playing we put it away in the freezer and it later became a small world habitat for some penguins!
Happy Fine Motor Friday!
Be sure to check out these great fine motor ideas from my co-hosts!
Valentines Fine Motor Play from Craftulate
Simple Valentines Fine Motor Activities from Little Bins for Little Hands
DIY Puzzle in a Box from School Time Snippets
Pipe Cleaner Loops from P is for Preschooler
Edible No-Cook Nutella Playdough from Still Playing School
Valentine’s Day CUT-Punch-PASTE Projects from Lalymom
Light Bright Geoboard from And Next Comes L
Fine Motor Heart Stamping from House of Burke
Sensory Valentine’s Sand Tray from Racheous – Lovable Learning
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Laura Marschel says
Looks fun! I like the cookie cutters and colors! We brought in a bin of snow last week and the kids loved it! Might have to try again with the extra fun!
Emma @ P is for Preschooler says
I think it’s so much fun for kids to bring snow inside! Looks like Caden enjoyed this colorful activity! 🙂
I wish we had snow to bring inside again. Glad I did it when we had the chance! He looks like he is having a lot of fun and eye droppers are great for fine motor skills!
Georgina @ Craftulate says
We have chunks of ice cubes that look just like that!
Nicolette Roux @ Powerful Mothering says
ok, now I wish we had some snow so we can also make all sorts of colors! Love it!
Still Playing School says
The cookie cutter was a great idea to sustain his attention!
Love that you added the big ol’ chunk of ice in there! We did this last week and it was so fun!
Dianna @ The Kennedy Adventures says
This looks like so much fun! My twin boys need to practice their fine motor skills, and this looks like the perfect way to keep them engaged!
Glad I stopped by from Share it Saturday! I’m pinning now!
We love to color snow too!
Such a simple idea, but such fun!! Thanks for sharing and linking up with us this week. 🙂