When inspiration strikes, you gotta go for it. That is exactly what I have done with my latest random thoughts about jellyfish.
And not just any jellyfish-- but color matching jellyfish!
Your little one will love this Ocean themed fine motor activity that works on color matching skills!
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Preschool Fine Motor Color MatchingI keep a little Fine Motor "Toolbox" in our school room closet; that's where you'll find my stash of fine motor manipulatives like scissors, clothespins, tape, droppers, tweezers, tongs, etc.
And I have to say, my favorite fine motor tool has to be- hands down- clothespins! Velcro is a very very close second.
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It is easy to put together. I apologize in advance for my lack of step by step instructions, but stick with me and hopefully it'll make sense!
I cut the paper plate in half and used markers to color different sections.
To prep the clothespins I cut the ribbon and taped it on the end that would pinch the paper plate.
You could glue your ribbon on, too if that is easier.
Next I simply presented this color matching activity to my 3 year old who "Ooo-ed and Ahhh-ed" at the pretty sparkly colors!
Encourage color matching or simply let your child create their own miss-matched jellyfish!
There are so many ways you could adapt this activity for your child- Enjoy! This post was part of an on-going series, Fine Motor Fridays. Check out what the other creative mamas are sharing today!
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I'd love for you to follow along so you never miss out on one of our fun activities we share at School Time Snippets!