Here is a simple fine motor activity using only two items -this is perfect for young children, adults, and occupational therapy aid for those recovering from surgery. I’ve had two carpal tunnel surgeries in both hands, so I know firsthand how important these exercises are for your finger grasp and movement.
What you will need
- Colander/strainer/sieve -small or large holes that’s alright
- Flowers real or false – the important thing is to place the floral stems in the holes
Miss Sue loves fine motor play invitations – why? It helps children with life skills. Instead of offering worksheets, we engage in many creative fine motor activities that support their curiosity, improve their confidence, help to build their independence, and who doesn’t love when children demonstrate autonomy. Using the colander aids their creativity – I wonder what else they can do with colanders? They have used colanders with water, mud, sand, and clay, and I am sure there are many more activities to come 😉
Threading flowers through the holes of a colander is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers; let’s say it is a childhood must. This nature play learning is lovely at any play-based learning center or nature/forest school.
May your children play outdoors until the sunset and the moon rise – lots of love, Miss Sue.