Are you looking for a simple way to create a fine motor activity for your toddlers? Using things you probably already have around the house, I have a super easy, and simple fine motor activity for toddlers using buttons.
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Prep Time: Less than 5 minutesEstimated Cost: $10
Create this easy fine motor activity using buttons and a few other items I’m sure you already have around the house. My daughter loves buttons, so creating this interactive activity for her has been a huge hit! Who knew that a few buttons and a container would be so fun!
Trust me when I say, your little one will love this activity! You can even take it out with you to restaurants or even on the plane. This activity is truly engaging and interactive for toddlers!
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What You Need
Time needed: 5 minutes.
- Cut Opening On Lid
Using your box cutter, cut a small rectangle on the top, center of the lid. Be sure to make the opening into the shape of a rectangle to ensure the buttons fit easily.
Note: Try not to make the opening too big when starting off. It’s best to start small and make the opening wider if you need to.
- Check Opening
Using the buttons, check the opening to make the rectangle size is a perfect fit for the buttons to fall inside.
The goal is to make the opening just the right size for the buttons to easily fall in, rather than creating the opening too small for the buttons to drop in.
- Place The Lid On
Next, go ahead and place the lid on the container.
Aim to find a container that has a secure lid, depending on your toddler’s age it’s ideal that they are not able to take the lid off easily. As a safety
- Put Everything Together
Using a small tray or basket place the buttons inside the basket, and place the container near the tray of buttons.
Introducing this activity for the first time
Typically when introducing a new activity to toddlers, you can start off by demonstrating how to use the activity. Without talking about what you are doing, use slow hand motions when demonstrating how the activity works, repeat a few times or until you feel your little one is ready to give it a try.
Fine Motor Skill practice is the focus of this activity
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