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We’ve been sharing lots of fine motor skills activities for babies and toddlers lately. My son Dash is an 18 month old toddler but has been practicing his fine motor skills since he was a baby!
This craft stick fine motor skills activity for babies and toddlers is a fun way for them to practice fine motor hand eye coordination.
Today we’re sharing a tried and trued posting activity that involves colored craft sticks.
It may seem like a very simple activity and perhaps you’ve seen lots of iterations with it with cardboard boxes and other containers, but we wanted to share our tips on what worked well with us!
Sometimes we forget how easy it can be to set up an activity for our little ones and I know I always love seeing how others prep their baby activities! Check out our tips below on how to set up this fun craft stick posting activity.
How to set up posting fine motor skills activities for babies and toddlers.
- You can’t tell in the photos, but I always tape the container down with clear packing tape or else he flings it everywhere. By having the container in one place, babies and toddlers can focus on the task at hand.
- We always do activities in a contained chair – at this age attention span is little so this also keeps him focused. We love this walker with minimalistic design and extra large tray for activities just like this. You can also just a high chair!
- For this posting activity, I used colored sticks and name them as he’s putting them in to learn colors.
- I like using a clear container – I think it is more engaging for him to see what he is doing and cause and effect. He can see exactly what his actions lead to as he is putting the sticks inside.
- You can really use any container though. A cardboard box would work with holes poked through, any other plastic container. Just make sure the hole you poke isn’t sharp with plastic. You can also use tape around the hole if you’re concerned.
Craft Stick Fine Motor Skills Activity – Materials:
**Always supervise baby and toddler activities
- Using your sharp knife or scissors cut a hole on your plastic lid. Tape around it if it's sharp to protect baby's fingers.
- If possible place your child in a chair that's contained like a high chair so he or she can concentrate.
- Tape down the container to the table to also help with concentration.
- Hand your baby or toddler craft sticks or lay them out. Name the colors as he or she is placing them in the container to practice color recognition.
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