A few months ago, I put together this simple fine motor skill activity for J. I started off by cutting up a few plastic straws and sticking a few pipe cleaners in a Styrofoam block.
J’s been big into matching things lately, so I made sure that the pipe cleaners matched the colors of the straws.
I didn’t explain the rules, but J knew exactly what to do.
He started off immediately matching the colors and threading the straws onto the pipe cleaners.
This was a fun and simple activity that is great for concentration, matching, and fine motor skills.
I wish I could say that this was a huge hit, and that J loved it, but I can’t. He only wanted to match the yellow straws and then was done. I thought I’d go ahead and share it anyway because it has the potential of being a really fun game. I’m going to present this again later to see if he will play with it again.