We love a fun fine motor sorting activity that we can create with items around the house! This Valentine’s Day Fine Motor Sorting Activity is a blast – even the big boys loved it!
Since we really slowed down in 2020 I have been trying to incorporate more of these fun activities in our daily lives. Being a SAHM – working from home – and sometimes managing two in virtual school – it’s fun to bring some excitement to the day with an activity!
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What are fine motor skills and why are they important?
Fine motor skills are the movements and coordination of the small muscles of the body, typically thought of as the movements that involve the fingers and the hands. Fine motor skills are important for supporting independence with dressing, feeding, eating and performance in school.
Valentine’s Day Fine Motor Sorting Activity
I created a tray with a cardboard box, but you could set it up on any tray! I covered toilet paper rolls with construction paper – white, pink, red, purple for Valentine’s Day! I set a piece
of pink at the bottom of the box for fun. I then picked out coordinating pom-poms. I didn’t have too many white pom-poms, so I used cotton balls. I added a pair of tongs for extra fun.
Odie wasn’t quite ready for the tongs – but he did great with his pincer grasp and hand eye coordination. Keeping the tongs as an option will help him practice. I may try to find a smaller pair of tongs as well! Trevor had fun playing with Odie. He was so great at showing Odie the colors and where they belong.
Playtime is a wonderful time to watch and observe for any developmental delays. I hope you and your little one are enjoying these fall & winter fine motor activities. ABC Pediatric Therapy has so many developmental resources, including a guide to Your Child’s First Year – Six Years Old.
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