Need a fun activity for your Easter eggs? This fine motor Easter activity is great!
Here we are, a week away from Easter and a pile of plastic eggs that need some love. I had the perfect fine motor Easter activity that we needed to try!
You don’t need to spend much money to help improve a child’s fine motor strength, and this simple activity with a box and kitchen tongs is here to prove it.
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The Easter activity itself is simple.
Grab the egg from the bowl, and drop it into the hole.
Behind the scenes, learning is blooming!
Moving left to right – just like we read and write
Fine motor strength grasping the eggs
Holding the egg steady to place into the box
Squeezing just enough to transfer, but not too much that the egg comes apart
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Just a few simple supplies make this Easter fine motor game come to life:
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Many of these supplies will already be in your home.
Egg Crate (see below for preschool variation)
We can make simple fine motor play ideas by gathering some everyday household items!
My toddler LOVED this fine motor Easter activity!
Not only did he play multiple times, but then he began playing by his own rules.
Do I allow this?
Certainly! Listen carefully, and you will hear your toddler take the play-prompt in a direction that wows you.
Remember, Breakfast Invitations serve a few intentions:
expose a child to a skill
to be able to drink your morning coffee as your child plays
Provide the idea and allow some flexibility to let children take the lead.
This fine motor activity is just like our other favorites that reuse a box:
We even have a simple Easter art activity made with a box!
All of these ideas are easy to make on the fly and are toddler approved!
My preschooler also wanted to get in on the Fine Motor Easter Activity!
I changed up our game slightly for my almost five-year-old by swapping the box for an egg carton.
I did this because it would require more of a steady hand and coordination that I knew he was ready for the next level.
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My preschooler’s task was to pick up and carry each egg.
I mentioned to my son that the eggs were lava and hot to the touch. (We take lava very seriously here, and so that was a no brainer for him to use the tongs.)
The egg crate was the cooling section, and so he could arrange the eggs once they entered to his liking.
Again, I provided the Breakfast Invitation play prompt, and my preschooler put his spin on learning.
When will you try this easy fine motor Easter Activity?