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Fine Motor Skills Clothespin Color Game

I think a stash of clothespins is a must-have item when building/ strengthening fine motor skills.  

If I remember correctly, I bought a good sized pack at the Dollar Store and we have put them to good use!  

A while back I made a counting activity for my toddler and I made her a rainbow name letter matching activity.  

Our latest Clothespin Color Game was a fun game to help reinforce colors for my tot.  Big Brother enjoyed the game, too!

fine motor skills color game

Fine Motor Skills Color Game 

  • two containers
  • clothespins
  • blank die
  • markers

It is an easy set-up/ take down activity! It is easily adaptable to any concept being taught, too-- shapes, numbers, addition, sight words, etc. etc.  

We set this up as a two player game, but more people could easily be added.    

Grab two containers, 12 clothespins (if making it a game between two people), and a die- I used a wooden block from one of our building sets.  

Color each clothespin a different color and do the same to the sides of the die.  
Clip a set of clothespins to each container.  Once you have everything, it's time to play!

Simply, roll the die and take off the coordinating clothespin.

This is also a great lesson in turn-taking-- which is something we are still working on ; )

The object of the game is to be the first to get all your clothespins in the container.  Have fun playing!  

Another option is to play this game in reverse; so begin with the colored clothespins IN the container and once you roll a color, clip it to the sides.  First one to have all the colors clipped onto the conatiner, wins!

I'd love to hear how this game could work for you!

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