Please also note that we used shatterproof/ plastic ornaments for these activities! A MUST when dealing with especially young ones who think, ahem--- they are balls ; )
Coincidentally we gathered a bunch of other everyday household items to use with our ornaments-- muffin tins, tongs, a spoon, and serving tray.
Next we Stacked the Ornaments on a Skewer:
Encourage the use of tongs to pick up and sort the ornaments:
Or simply encourage your little ones to grasp the ornaments with their hands-- provide different sizes to encourage pincer grasp, palmar grasp, etc. Smaller ornaments are going to require a bit more hand-eye coordination, but the larger ornaments might require a bit more over all hand strength.
Hope you have been encouraged by this series that fine motor skills do not require any special items bought from the store! You can find many materials right in your own home. And when it gets a bit closer to Christmas time, buy some extra shatterproof ornaments to make Ornament Garland for a festive flair made special by your kiddos!
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