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Paper Plate Color Matching Jellyfish

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!

fine motor skills clothespin jellyfish craft
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Preschool Fine Motor Color Matching

I 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!

Supplies Needed: 

I purchased this ribbon at a Hobby Lobby-- all four colors were on the spool.
preschool fine motor color matching

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!

preschool clothespin fine motor craft

Encourage color matching or simply let your child create their own miss-matched jellyfish!

preschool clothespin jellyfish craft

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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