I'm sharing another everyday fine motor play idea as part of the Everyday Fine Motor Materials from A to Z series. Last week, I shared a feather bowl craft for letter F. This time I'm sharing a letter M themed fine motor activity. I chose muffin tins for this activity and the boys turned them into geoboards, resulting in simple, no prep fine motor play that kept them both busy for a good chunk of the morning.
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I came up with this idea while brushing my hair and I'm still not really sure what sparked the idea. However, it turned out awesome. Plus, it only uses two materials! For this activity, we used:
This fine motor activity ended up being just perfect for four year old J. He easily managed to put the rubber bands onto the bottom of the muffin tins.
Two year old K, on the other hand, needed assistance with this part. He found it really tricky to hold the rubber bands open while sliding it onto the muffin tin.
K did find the 24 mini muffin tin easier. That's when both boys turned the muffin tin into a geoboard. They created patterns, shapes, and even some letters with the rubber bands.
This activity required literally no prep, but it turned out to be a fantastic fine motor exercise for both of them. Simple play for the win! YAY!
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This post is part of the Everyday Fine Motor Materials from A to Z series hosted by Still Playing School. Just click on the image below to see all the other posts in the series.