Today, let’s focus on put-in tasks. Put-in tasks are simply that…activities where the child has to put objects into a container.
Why put-in activities?
- It’s a repetitive task which can be calming for a child
- Helps with attention span
- Increases work endurance
- Practices grasp and release
- Improves dexterity
- Improves hand manipulation
- Increases visual motor skills
- Teaches children to work independently
Here are some examples of put-in tasks you can create with items from around the house:
Put crayons or markers into a bottle
Put toothpicks in a jar
Put buttons or coins in through a slot
Use tongs to put blocks into a container
Cards into a slot
Q-tips into a small opening
You can make a put-in task out of anything! To make these tasks more difficult (if your child is ready) have them sort while putting in, use tongs instead of fingers, or use smaller objects.