Easter Fine Motor Cutting Activity
This Easter egg cutting activity was so much fun!
It was not only play to learn fun but it also included some nice fine motor skills and sensory benefits.
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Why are motor skills important?
Some of the benefits my girls practiced on with this activity were:
Hand and eye coordination
Pre writing skills
Self esteem reassurement
What is the purpose of fine motor skills?
The purpose of fine motor skills is to practice, practice, practice and then some more so children can in turn eventually learn to perform daily skills such as:
Picking up a crayon and coloring
Tying their shoes
Zipping up their zipper
Learn to feed themselves
Fit a pom pom into a hole on a recycled box for play
Scooping, pouring and grasping toys
How I put together this Low Prep Easter egg Cutting Activity
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This Easter scissor skills activity was put together as follows:
I used our recycled Easter eggs.
Then, I cut lines on a sheet of paper on both sides (See video below for reference.)
Cut that sheet of paper in the middle and again in the middle.
Use a hot glue gun to roll around the sheet of paper onto the recycled Easter egg.
Draw cute faces with a sharpie marker (Something fun and cool would be to draw emotions so it also involves some play to learn fun.)
Let it cool down before using the Fine Motor Easter egg for an activity.
Once it has fully cooled down, provide your little with childrens scissors you feel comfortable with and let them cut their Easter egg hair away!
This Easter egg activity was so epic and my girls really enjoyed cutting their eggs hair and practicing on their fine motor skills.
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Recycled Easter eggs (I set up this activity right after Easter so I reused their Easter eggs)
Hot glue gun
Sharpie marker to add cute little faces to the egg
Easter Egg Cutting Activity Video Below
What activities can help improve fine motor skills
Here are some examples of fine motor skills and activities:
Fine Motor Activity using a fine motor tool
Fine Motor Zipper Activity
Fine Motor Activity using Paper straws
Poking a straw into a hole
Fine Motor Activity using Pom Poms
Making necklaces or bracelets
Fine Motor Activity with water play
Fine Motor cutting activity
Playing with playdough
Spider Web Fine Motor Activity
Pom Pom fine motor activity
Pipe Cleaner Colander Fine Motor Activity
Beads and pipe cleaners or uncooked spaghetti
Rock Art such as drawing doodles and dots
Noodle threading Fine Motor Activity
Recycled Box Fine Motor Activity
Weaving a cardboard cutout with yarn
What other fun fine motor activities can you think of? Share with me below in the comments. Maybe we can try it out too! 🙂
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