Fine Motor Friday

On a normal Friday at school we practice our fine motor skills.  Today, let’s focus on sensory activities. Sensory activities not only stimulate your child’s senses and allow them to explore, but they also help improve your child’s sensory processing systems.  

Benefits of sensory play:

  • Helps build nerve connections in the brain
  • Supports language development
  • Encourages fine motor practice
  • Encourages problem solving
  • Allows children to be creative 
  • Supports scientific thinking

Here are some fun sensory activities to try today:

Crunchy Box: Put any stale cereal or pasta you have into a container and have your child use a play hammer or even a spoon to pound and smash away! 

Bubble Foam: Mix 1 cup of water with 1/2 cup of bubble bath to make a large container of foam! Children can play with their hands or use cups and spoons to scoop the foam. Do this in the tub or outside for a mess free activity. 

Check out the link below for endless sensory ideas you can use all summer long!