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This is a very quick and simple bunch of fine motor activities suitable for 2-5’s.  They really take less than a couple of minutes to set up and are a nice way for you and your child to have a chat too.  Thank you very much to Nicola King and beautiful Lola for playing these activities for me and writing the post! It’s lovely and she certainly looks as if she enjoyed it very much.Invitation to Play Precious Play Pal Fine Motor Fun

Activity One: Threading Cheerios

First of all I got a blob of play dough and stuck a few strands of dried spaghetti into it. I presented this to L with a bowl of Cheerios.

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The first thing she did was took all of the spaghetti out of the play dough and laid it in piles next to it. She then stuck it all back in again! She said, ‘lots and lots mummy.’

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She started to poke the Cheerios into the play dough.

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She asked me for a spoon so that she could stir the Cheerios up!

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After a while, she still hadn’t threaded the Cheerios onto the spaghetti, so I threaded one on for her to see.  She then proceeded to thread them on. She was really pleased with herself then, as you can see from her smile in the picture!

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Activity Two: Phonics and Fine Motor Skills

After this I presented her with a play dough letter ‘m’,  ‘s’ and ‘d’, a pot of broken spaghetti and the Cheerios again. I asked her what the letters were and she said, ‘m for mummy’, ‘s for snake’ and ‘d for daddy’.

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She asked me to make a ‘l for Lola’ which I did! She started to poke the spaghetti into the letters.

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Activity Three: Creative Fine Motor Pictures

For the final part of the activity, I rolled a piece of play dough flat and then asked L if she wanted to make a picture, I said I was going to make a house. She then wanted to make a car. So we made different pictures with the pieces of spaghetti and Cheerios. L then wanted to make another car so that we had two!

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She really enjoyed this activity, especially making the pictures.

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Thank you again ladies for this.  If you are interested in becoming a Play Pal and testing out my play ideas in your home, please email me preciousplay123@googlemail.com

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