This activity is simple. It is also a wonderful practice for fine motor skills! We’ve been doing this activity ever since Caleb was 10 months old 🙂
This activity can be done earlier as long your child doesn’t put everything into their mouth.
1. Pipe Cleaners
2. Empty plastic jar with holes drilled into the cover (had the hubby do the drilling of the holes)
3. clear tape to hold the cover in place (added this since Caleb tried to do a shortcut by opening the jar. haha!)
Caleb folded one pipe cleaner and said it’s a curvy line. I let him play with the pipe cleaners before letting him put them into the jar.
Shooting the pipe cleaners into the holes.
I guess he was feeling lazy and wanted to do a shortcut.
Giving me his melt your heart smile.
Group stuffing and smiling at me didn’t work out very well for him. So back to putting them in one by one.
You can also use sticks, straws, pasta noodles and other long materials for this activity. You are limited only by your imagination. Have fun!