Fine motor play
Fine Motor play can be incorporated into many sensory play activities. Manipulating different tools and small objects with sensory exploration is a great way to develop the small muscles of the hands. We added a few fun items to our corn silk tray and had so much fun with our corn silk play activity!
I put a bunch of corn silk onto a recycled Styrofoam tray and tossed in a few dry kidney beans. This was a pretty fun invitation to explore different textures as my Little Guy searched for the beans in the corn silk. He thought it was like a cool little mini Easter egg hunt. Manipulating the sticky corn silk to pull out the beans was a great way to explore the textures of the materials.
Something was missing…after searching around in a kitchen drawer for a bit, I pulled out a pair of chop sticks. This was a great way to work on tripod grasp and hand strength as Little Guy pulled out the kidney beans.
We had so much fun with our fine motor and sensory play activity. And by the time we were finished playing, the corn was done and ready to eat!
Looking for more sensory and fine motor activities for kids? We had fun with our rock sensory play and in hand manipulation activities. These handwriting practice in dirt and water painting handwriting practice activities from Coffee Cups and Crayons looks like a fun way to combine sensory and fine motor play, too!
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