Ksp Crafty Mondays: Craft Ideas To Develop Motor skills

This week’s ideas will help the kids work on motor skills as well hand-eye coordination. Straws and Pipe Cleaner: This will help in eye and hand coordination of young kids. Beads and Pipe Cleaner: Try this activity once your done with the above. The colorful beads will keep the child occupied while also keeping him busy while he tries to put the beads into the pipe cleaner.A activity which will teach colors as well as help in development of motor skills. Fun with Puff Balls: This is a fun as well as good activity to help your child’s motor skills. This activity can even be played with a group of kids and it helps in learning numbers as well as motor skills. Lay out bingo chips that have alphabet stickers on them and give your child a magnetic wand and ask them to pick up the letters to spell a specific word Then have your child put one chip at a time into the piggy bank by using his palm to slide the chip towards his fingers and into the piggy bank.
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Like every other Monday, here are some craft ideas to do with your toddlers and preschoolers. This week’s ideas will help the kids work on motor skills as well hand-eye coordination. The ideas are fun but may require adult supervision.

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1. Straws and Pipe Cleaner:  This will help in eye and hand coordination of young kids. You will need  few pipe cleaners and some straws. Cut the straws into long pieces and put them in a bowl or a plate. Show your toddler how to put the straw pieces one by one in the pipe cleaner. This activity will keep your child busy too. Read more  here.

straw and pipae cleaner-motor skills

 

2. Beads and Pipe Cleaner: Try this activity once your done with the above. Or you could also replace the straws with beads. The colorful beads will keep the child occupied while also keeping him busy while he tries to put the beads into the pipe cleaner.A activity which will teach colors as well as help in development of motor skills. Read more here.

beads and pipe cleaner-motor skills

 

3.  Spaghetti and Cheerios: Place the spaghetti and cheerios in front of your small one and see how he tries to put the cheerios in the spaghetti. A successful activity to help the motor skills. Either that or he might even eat some of the cheerios. You could also put the sticks in a play doh ball and try this activity. Read more here.

spaghetti and cherios-motor skills

 

4. Fun with Puff Balls: This is a fun as well as good activity to help your child’s motor skills. Cut circular holes in the lid of a plastic box. And show your child how to put the balls in the box. He might have to push a little but it will help his motor skills.
With older kids, you can try color coordination with the same supplies. Read more here.

puff balls-motor skills

 

5.  Colander and Pipe Cleaners: You can do this activity with toddlers and preschoolers. Let the kids put the pipe cleaners through the hole of the colander. It will help in the eye and hand coordination. Read more here.

colander and pipe cleaner-motor skills

 

6. Pasta Threading: You will need Playdough. Straws and Rigatoni Pasta.  Flatten the play dough on a hard surface and stick the straws randomly. Place a handful of the pasta in front of your toddler and let him thread the pasta in the straw. This activity helps in hand-eye cordination and concentration. Read more here.

pasta-paydoh-motor skils

 

7. Cheese Shaker and Tooth Picks: Show your little one how to put the coffee stick one by one in the cheese shaker and then let her try.  You could also use tooth picks or small straws. After they are done, let them shake the shaker it will be like their own personal musical instrument. Read more here.

cheese shaker and tooth picks-motor skills

 

8. Filling Water: This could be a messy activity. Fill a plastic jug of water and place some plastic cups/glasses and show your kid how to pour water in the cup.  Ofcourse he will spill some here and there. But he will also try to aim and fill the glass properly. A great idea for hand-eye cordination. Read more here.

water filling cup-motor skills

 

9. Bean Bag Toss: You will need Small Beanbags, Markers, Paper tape, Number stencils and Construction paper. On a construction paper, help your child write numbers using the stencil and marker. Tape the sheet to a ladder or a wall. Then place the some numbered sheets on the ground like you would in Hopscotch. Ask her to call out the highest number and throw the bean bag there. Depending on the number the bean bag hits, have the child hop on the sheets counting till she reaches her number. This activity can even be played with a group of kids and it helps in learning numbers as well as motor skills. Read more here.

bean bag toss-motor skill

 

10. Magnetic Wand: You will need a Magnetic Wand, Magnetic Bingo Chips and Alphabet stickers. Lay out bingo chips that have alphabet stickers on them and give your child a magnetic wand and ask them to pick up the letters to spell a specific word Then have your child put one chip at a time into the piggy bank by using his palm to slide the chip towards his fingers and into the piggy bank. Tell him to try doing it without using the other hand to retrieve chips from his palm. If your child is yet learning how to spell you can ask him to pick up  specific letters. Read more here.

piggy bank-motor skills

 

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