Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Erasers and Tiny Suction Cups - Fine Motor Activity

Once again, Target's Dollar Spot and clearance offerings have provided a really great fun box activity for Meg.

I found large bags of cute shaped miniature erasers in the dollar spot, and some suction-cup bathtub grippies (I think they're designed to cut down on slipping, but maybe they're just to decorate the tub - the packaging didn't say) on clearance for $1.25 for a pack of 6. Add in some plastic tongs (we have a few sets of these, they actually came with a sandwich tray a family member brought for a get together a while ago), and you've got a simple fine motor activity. In the ECE world, we call this one-to-one correspondence. Meg just calls it fun.

I split them into two sets. The blue plates remind me of lily pads for the frogs, and the yellow ones match the stars.

As a kid, I was obsessed with erasers like these, and any tiny things for that matter. It must be the age, because Meg can't get enough of these little guys either.


Other activities in the series:
Paint Chip Matching Game
Uppercase and Lowercase Matching Eggs
Animal Matching Game
Pool Noodle Art
Button Snake Toy
Memory Matching Toy
Ribbons in a Bottle Toy
Clothespin Clipping Toy
Pom Pom Push Toy
Pipe Cleaner Poking Toy
Fun Boxes


Amber Lynn said...

I looked at those slip grips at Target a couple times, but just didn't need them. I guess maybe I did!

Anu Ganesh said...

Loved the cute stars! Nice idea.

Suzanne said...

Very cute! I will have to keep my eye out for those things.