Monday, July 28, 2014

Fine Motor Play with Colorful Cups & Water

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Playing with water is always a popular activity in our house. Playing with turkey basters in water is an even more popular activity in our house. So on a particularly hot summer day, I set up this simple invitation to work on fine motor skills.

Practicing fine motor skills by pouring water into colorful cups from And Next Comes L

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For this fine motor activity, I set out:


Fine motor invitation for kids using water and colorful cups from And Next Comes L

Initially, the boys used the turkey basters to fill up the various cups. As you can see, quite a bit of water missed the mark. That's okay because it was hot out and it was fun for the boys to splash in the water too.

Water and colorful cups fine motor sensory play from And Next Comes L

Water and colorful cups fine motor sensory play from And Next Comes L

Scooping and pouring is also great fine motor practice. The boys used the little shot glasses to pour water into the tube shots, which is a great opportunity to explore concepts of measuring and volume.

Practicing fine motor skills by pouring water into colorful cups from And Next Comes L

Practicing fine motor skills by pouring water into colorful cups from And Next Comes L

They soon moved to scooping and pouring water from the tube shots because, as they noticed, the tube shots could hold a lot more water than the shot glasses.

Practicing fine motor skills by pouring water into colorful cups from And Next Comes L

Practicing fine motor skills by pouring water into colorful cups from And Next Comes L

Water ended up everywhere as they scooped and poured. So, as I mentioned, the boys had a blast splashing in the water too!

Looking for other ways to play and learn with water? Check out these ideas:


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