Straw Game

 

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Here is a no cost, low prep fine motor activity for you to try with your little ones!

All you need is an empty box; jumbo straws; a skewer or sharp object to poke initial holes; scissors.

Simply poke holes all over the box with the tip of the skewer (make sure little hands don’t get in the way). Each straw should be cut in half so children can have better grip(but I did not cut as I needed to re-use the straws for other activities and My daughter Layla could handle long straws!) I love the size of these jumbo straws. The colours are attractive to little ones as well. Next, I used scissors to make a small cut inside each hole.

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Get your toddler(s) to explore the holes and try to push the straws in the holes on their own. You might notice that your toddler  uses a variety of grasps on the straws while manoeuvring them into the holes. That’s totally fine! This age is all about using the hands to explore and learn through trial-and-error.

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Layla was a little too young to successfully get the straws into the holes, so once she was done pulling, I quickly put the straws back in and she went back to taking them out.

This particular straw-and-cereal box fine motor activity can be used to practice and promote a wide range of fine motor skill

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