Here’s an easy and fun fine-motor activity you can set up in your classroom that requires little effort on the caregiver/teachers part. Plus, you can use it any time of year and jazz it up for each season or holiday. For this example, it was during the holidays, so I used:
- old wine corks,
- red and green pom poms
- added some containers I recycled; and
- some tongs.
The children in my class loved this simple activity.
The Activity is:
Filling up containers using the tongs as well as separating corks from pom poms.
- developing their fine motor skills
- learning about colors
- learning about texture and pattern
- developing math skills by hearing terms like full/empty/half full/ quarter full etc. and counting the pom-poms and corks
What is your experience doing this type of activity? What materials did you use?