Saturday, March 8, 2014

Fine Motor Skill Learning with Cheerios

Important skills for toddlers to learn are fine motor skills. It helps them with every day tasks as well as keeps their little minds learning. 

A fun idea for them is this cute and simple pipe cleaner and Cheerios craft. 
All you need is a pipe cleaner and a small plastic bowl full of Cheerios

Stale Cheerios all you have on hand? Perfect! This lets you use up them and not have to throw them away! 

All you have to do is give your child a bowl of Cheerios and the pipe cleaner.
Then show them how to put the pipe cleaner throw the hole of the Cheerio then let them try their hand at it themselves. 
Make sure that you encourage them to keep trying if they don't get the hang of it right away.
If they choose to snack on a few along the way, its not even a worry.

Logan was having a hard time with a full sized pipe cleaner as he wanted to hold it at the bottom. When he tried to thread the Cheerio, the pipe cleaner would bend. 
This was solved easily by cutting it in half. The half sized pipe cleaner worked even better for his little hands.

What are some other easy Fine Motor Skill ideas you know that use simple items? 

By Mommy Melissa
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