Happy Fine Motor Friday! It’s good for toddlers and preschooler to do a variety of fine motor activities. Having different activities helps work different fine motor muscles and hand coordination which is necessary for handwriting. Fine Motor Fridays is all about giving you a bunch of ideas to do with your little ones! Be sure to check out activities from our co-hosts at the end of this post! This week I am sharing one of our favorite activities with an Easter twist!
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To make this Easter Egg Smash activity for your kids you’ll need cotton balls, flour, water, food coloring, permanent marker and a toy hammer. Then follow these directions from Learn, Play, Imagine for baked cotton balls. I mixed up three different colors, and dipped the cotton balls in the mixtures to create multicolored “Easter eggs”. Unfortunately during the baking process, the color sometimes changes, so I used oil-based paint Sharpies to revive the colors of these “eggs”. Then I set them out for Caden to smash and unknowingly work on fine motor skills and strength!
Caden used a number of methods to smash these “Easter eggs”! He started with his toy hammer, and then moved on to crushing them with his fist, and then ripping them apart with his fingers. He even tried stomping on them with his feet and breaking them apart by dropping them. There are all kinds of ways you can have fun with these Easter egg styled baked cotton balls.
And since I like to combine learning and fun, I couldn’t let this opportunity pass up without including some letter review! I wrote the letters ‘Happy Easter’ on our “eggs” and we casually reviews them while smashing Easter eggs!
HAPPY FINE MOTOR FRIDAY!
Check out these great fine motor ideas!
Fine Motor Food Preparation Skills from Craftulate
Bunny Finger Puppet Fun from Powerful Mothering
Pre-Writing and Painting with Carrots from House of Burke
Homemade Table Hockey Game from Little Bins for Little Hands
Princess Easter Egg Cups from Lalymom
Tissue Paper Easter Egg Craft from School Time Snippets
Follow Laura @ Lalymom Kids Crafts & Activities’s board Fine Motor Fridays on Pinterest.
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This looks so much fun! My O would love this! 🙂 x
How fun! My boys will love this! Thanks for sharing with the Frugal Family linky.
Erica Leggiero says
I absolutely love this activity! Looks like so much fun!
lindsey kettle says
This looks loads of fun 🙂 thanks for sharing. #weloveweekends
This looks like a really fun fine motor play session! My son would have loved doing this when he was younger! Well, he would probably still love it. What kid can resist smashing stuff?
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