It is always fun to sneak in some fine motor skills to any learning activity. We have a fun way to incorporate Valentine’s Day into a fun fine motor peg board activity. There are so many fine motor skills that can be learnt from working with peg boards.
This toddler activity incorporates eye-hand coordination, pincer grip for pre-writing exercise and some cutting. So get some free occupational therapy and a few hugs!
SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED:
- 1 sheet of cardstock paper
- Pair of scissors
- Pegboard and Pegs (any of our sets will work with this activity)
- Take cardstock paper
- Fold in half
- Draw half a hart along the fold
- Have your preschooler or toddler cut on the lines
- Place on pegboard and make sure you can see the holes around the heart
- Place the pegs around the heart
- Cut different shapes – stars, squares – place on board and fit pegs around them
- Stack the pegs by color or by shape
- Put the pegs in rainbow order
- Pincer grip
- Finger strengthening
- Hand–eye coordination
- In hand manipulation
- Color recognition
- Bilateral coordination
- Shape recognition
We hope you and your little ones enjoy!