Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Motor Skills Activities with No Setup Time
We happened to have an adjustable shower curtain rod that can be installed anywhere (you just twist it), so I put it in the doorframe and handed the kids a bunch of plastic clothes hangers to hang up however they want. They made a lovely clothes-hanger sculpture, and asked to do this over and over again over a couple days.
Another spur-of-the-moment motor skills activity I made up was letting the kids pick up objects with their toes. I took a bunch of random objects from their junk drawer in the kitchen and told them they had to pick them up using on their toes and carry them across the room:
These activities were so easy for me to set up and so much for the girls that I didn't have to feel guilty about not having time to print out, laminate, and set up elaborate activity trays for the kids.