Tunnel Transfer is packed full of gross and fine motor skills- and it’s so much fun!
- Tunnel or chairs and a blanket (for a DIY version)
- Loose parts or small toys
- Small bowl
- Recycled box or plastic wipes container
Set up a tunnel in the center of a room or create your own by arranging two rows of chairs facing each other and place a blanket over the seat part to make your own. Gather a few loose parts or small toys and put them in a small bowl on one end of the tunnel. On the other end, place a recycled box with a small opening cut in the top or an empty plastic wipes container. Crawl through the tunnel, transferring 1 loose part from the bowl to the other end. Use fine motor skills to drop the item into the box or container. Crawl back to the other side and repeat!
- Gross Motor- Builds strength, coordination, and balance of large muscles.
- Fine Motor- Builds strength and coordination of small movements in hands to pick up, squeeze, twist, cut, and manipulate tools and toys.
- Listening (Receptive Language)- Understands and interprets language (both words and gestures). Communicates or acts in response to language and verbal cues.