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.

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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

3 comments:

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.