Velcro and Foam Chain Fine Motor Busy Bag

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With my stash of foam and Velcro dots, I put together a simple busy bag activity that strengthens those fine motor muscles and is great for toddlers and preschoolers alike!  Bonus that it can be used for color sorting, patterning, and addition/ subtraction, too!

Fine Motor Idea for Little Hands
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I purchased a pack of foam from the Dollar Store; didn't get a picture of them un-cut, but they are roughly the size of a 4x6 picture.  I simply cut one sheet of each color into three strips.  Next I attached two Velcro dots on each strip, so that when the foam is manipulated into a circle, they can be attached by the Velcro.  
My kiddos simply enjoyed attaching the foam circles together to make a chain, but you could easily turn this into an educational activity by focusing on sorting the foam links by color, using them to create patterns and/or addition and subtraction problems, or add some alphabet stickers onto the foam and you have an alphabet chain!! 
This activity can easily be stored in some type of bag or container so that it can be re-used many times over! Love it when activities are re-useable and functional!! 
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