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Monday, January 31, 2011

Chinese New Year Fine Motor Activity

This Thursday (February 3) is the Chinese New Year. I decided it would be fun to celebrate by doing a fine motor activity with chopsticks.

I ordered the chopsticks above from Oriental Trading Company. They are "cheater" chopsticks because they are connected at the top.

You then get two containers. Maybe bowls, jars (with a large opening), cups, etc. You then put whatever you want in one of the containers. Paper, flower petals, foamies, etc. You have your child transfer the items from one container to the other using the chopsticks.

Another idea is to combine sorting with the fine motor. Put all items in a pile and have your child sort them into a container. You can sort by type, size, color, etc.

Happy New Year! Again.

1 comment:

Kristy Powers said...

This is fantastic! I'm going to have my 4-year-old do it because he will love it. Maybe my 19-month-old will join in, but he might be intimidated. :) That makes me think I should put everything in a smaller environment for him (smaller bowls, fewer items, quiet spot, etc.). Thanks for the idea!


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