Practice using tiny dots of glue in this activity bursting with fine motor skills (it’s a win-win!)
- Small bowl
- Construction paper
- Painter’s tape
- Permanent marker
- Glue bottle
- Scissors- loop scissors | spring-loaded *optional
To prep, use a permanent marker to make several small dots, randomly spaced, on a piece of construction paper. Next, cut construction paper into a 1” strip and invite your child to help tear or cut small squares from the strip of paper (did you know tearing paper is like the jackpot for fine motor development?). Place the cut squares into a small bowl and tape the paper with the dots to the table using painter’s tape. Use the glue bottle to practice putting a tiny dot of glue to cover each dot on the paper. Then, stick a colored square onto each dot of glue.
- Fine Motor- Builds strength and coordination of small movements in hands to pick up, squeeze, twist, cut, and manipulate tools and toys.
- Communication (Expressive Language)- Uses verbal and nonverbal communication to express ideas with increasingly complex words and sentences. Engages in back-and-forth communication.