Flowers can always bring simple joy into your life. Have fun creating your own Patty Flower Field and bring this joy into your home. Make them colourful and put them up as murals around the house. I personally love the part where you scrunch crepe paper pieces into balls and I think kids aged 3-7 years will too.
Kids love to create chains. It is like they are building a masterpiece! After mastering this snake they could even make newspaper chains to decorate their own room. Warning – this art activity is addictive for kids aged 4 to 7 years. Sam
Every octopus will be different. Use a variety of felt pens or paints to create uniqueness. You may try other things to thread like bottle top lids or buttons. This activity is best suited for ages 2-5 yrs and remember to supervise younger ones closely with the beads.
This dragonfly is so cute and threading is an excellent fine motor control exercise for pre-schoolers but just as fun for your tween.
Making dragonfly’s is best for pre-schoolers and older. If you do attempt this with your toddler be present in the moment and very watchful. Use your own common sense and judgement. If you are not sure wait until they are at least three years old and then supervise closely. Sam
If you are a mum or dad with a toddler this is a simple project you can do with them that will help develop their fine motor skills.
I have laid out the instructions in great detail as they each provide a focus for different skills. If you notice your toddler having difficulty with a step use that as a teaching moment. Help them with the steps they are having difficulty with. Maybe even create a new activity like “folding things in half” if they are having trouble with that step.
Always remember: Be present in the moment with you toddler. You are creating a joyful learning experience. Picture yourself in the third person if that helps you. Doing this you may experience a feeling like “I am alive!” I know I do. Sam