Here are some activities we've created from household items in an attempt to continue strengthening LC's fine motor skills.
We have more success with some of the following homemade options, using items from around the house.
Sidenote: Neat colored sticks, right? I had them leftover from my elementary teaching days. They're bright and colorful and BLEED LIKE CRAZY WHEN WET. I do NOT recommend them for toddlers in the taste-testing-everything stage of life.
This activity resulted from some modifications to a similar one Loren's mom shared with us. She's always super creative and full of good ideas...
Once she's improved in dexterity a bit, we can open up the smaller-holed side and use straws that have been cut in half.
Our last activity is a way of recycling used formula containers and lids.
I modified another lid to accommodate shapes of different sizes.
Let us know how you're practicing to strengthen fine motor skills at your house! We love to hear your ideas!
We'll end with a shot of my handsome photo assistant...just because I find him incredibly charming...