Working with objects that have a variety of shapes and sizes during fine motor activities helps kids learn how to adjust and adapt their grasp patterns for control and accuracy. In this fine motor activity, kids will create cute little bunnies right at their fingertips!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 1 small wooden bead, yarn, 2 googly eyes, 1 pom pom, 6 toothpicks, 2 clothespins, markers, liquid glue
WHAT TO DO:
Thread one end of the piece of yarn through a medium sized wooden bead and secure with a knot. Have your child to wrap the yarn around the bead again and again until his bunny’s “face” is as big as he wants it. Next, have your child use his Super Fingers to squeeze 2 dots of liquid glue side by side onto the yarn ball. Place a googly eye on each. Next, squeeze 1 dot of liquid glue under the eyes and place a pom pom on it to make the bunny’s nose. Then, poke toothpicks into the yarn around the nose to create whiskers. Have your child push the toothpicks as far into the yarn as possible to make them secure. Finally, have your child color one side of the clothespins for their bunny’s ears. Pinch the clothespins open and secure them on the top of the bunny’s head as his ears.
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-Thick yarn will be easiest to manipulate, use thin yarn for more of a fine motor challenge for older children.
-If using two hands together is difficult for your child, help by holding the yarn ball for the child while he does the wrapping.
-Work on size concepts with your child. Can they create a family of bunnies? A large-sized bead for the daddy bunny, medium-sized bead for the mommy bunny, and small-sized yarn ball for the baby bunny.
SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: Bilateral coordination, fine motor skills, grasp, visual motor integration
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