We love playful ways for our preschoolers to learn colors! Scarves in a ball create an irresistible fine motor game for kids! We made it even more interesting by adding all the colors of the rainbow into our play.
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We've been moving for plenty of gross motor play because of our Active Play Ideas from A to Z series! Discount School Supply generously sent us fun gross motor toys to review including a fantastic Toddler Activity Kit which contained o-balls and rainbow scarves.
I had seen a brilliant fine motor activity on Pinterest from Miss Awesomeness' OT blog where she had put scarves in an o-ball for children to pull out. When I contacted her she said that while unfortunately she didn't have a post connected to that image she was looking forward to seeing what type of game we could come up with using her idea! We were up to that challenge! Since we had recently worked on Color Gross Motor Games so toddler D can learn color names we decided to review colors again.
Both our preschooler E and our toddler D got an o-ball with rainbow scarves inside. Little brother D would pull out a scarf first practicing his pincer grasp. We named the color and then E was challenged to pull out the same color from her ball.
D said, "Peek-a-boo, I see you!" and I replied, "Yes, I see you, too! You are looking though the green scarf! Look, E has her green one, too!"
The kids both loved this game! We spent the afternoon putting the scarves back in and pulling them out over and over. Five year old E tried to put the scarves in herself but it was just a tiny bit too tricky even for our fine motor veteran!
Of course our fine motor game morphed into a gross motor game as E showered D with the rainbow colors! I love photographing them playing together in such motivating ways!
Read this week's other Fine Motor Fridays' posts:
Size and Color Valentine Match Activity from Craftulate
Moon Dust Writing Tray from Stir the Wonder
Tissue Bleed Valentine Hearts from Powerful Mothering
Snowman Scissor Skills Craft from School Time Snippets
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