KITCHEN WHISK BABY FINE MOTOR SENSORY ACTIVITY

Kitchen Whisk Baby Fine Motor Sensory Activity

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Recently on our Facebook page I shared this video of my 15 month old baby doing this quick pom pom whisk activity and it took off! Seems like the video resonated with many parents of young children because of the easy set up and fine motor/sensory appeal of this baby activity.

All you need for this is a kitchen whisk, and some objects (more on that down below). But not just any whisk! We found that a soft silicone whisk is bendable and less challenging for little ones to grab items out.

We used a silicone whisk like these. How do we know these are better? We also have a hard metal whisk and that didn’t work well at all! Trust us we tried it both ways. 

Now, about objects, a few of you on our Facebook page mentioned, the pom poms were a chocking hazard, and yes, they can be if they are small. However, with all baby activities, always always supervise and NEVER leave baby alone. Also if your baby is putting objects right away in his or her mouth, you know best to stop the activity!

My 15 month old does put things in his mouth, but he also LOVES to take objects in and out of places and transfer them to bowls. I gave him a small bowl for the pom pom’s and he immediately was interested in sorting and picking and transferring them in and out of the whisk to the bowl and vice versa. Had he instead put a fistful of pom poms in his mouth, we would have stopped. 

Having a bowl and showing your child how to take the items in and out helps them get the activity and focusing on practicing those fine motor grabbing skills.

If you are not comfortable with pom poms, try these larger objects:

  • Straws
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Baby socks
  • Blocks
  • Cut up sponges
  • Larger yarn pom poms

Watch the video below to see our pom pom whisk baby fine motor sensory activity in action:

 

KITCHEN WHISK BABY FINE MOTOR SENSORY ACTIVITY

KITCHEN WHISK BABY FINE MOTOR SENSORY ACTIVITY
All you need for this fine motor and sensory baby activity is a kitchen whisk, and some everyday objects!

Materials

Instructions

Simply fill your whisk with pom poms and let baby work on taking them out. You can use larger objects if poms poms are too small or you are concerned about a choking hazard.

As with all baby activities, always always supervise and NEVER leave baby alone. Also if your baby is putting objects right away in his or her mouth, you know best to stop the activity!

My 15 month old does put things in his mouth, but he also LOVES to take objects in and out of places and transfer them to bowls. I gave him a small bowl for the pom pom’s and he immediately was interested in sorting and picking and transferring them in and out of the whisk to the bowl and vice versa. Had he instead put a fistful of pom poms in his mouth, we would have stopped. 

Having a bowl and showing your child how to take the items in and out helps them get the activity and focusing on practicing those fine motor grabbing skills.


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