My youngest boy is now 3 years old. It is important to work on his soft motor skills. At this age, I pay more attention to his finger muscles and hand strengthening as it is crucial in helping him to hold the pencil when he starts going to school.
Stamping is one of the best activity to work those finger muscles as he will be utilising all four fingers and his thumb to hold the stamp. It helps in his coordination and when I make it a little more challenging by getting him to draw something out of the circle he stamped, it becomes a bilateral activity that activates the non-dominant hand (to hold the paper) as well as his creativity in painting his thoughts on paper.
Watch this video on how he started by stamping random circles and proceeded to paint a spider, lollipop as well as a goldfish from just a circle.
One of Ethan’s vitamin supplement comes with a sponge in the bottle. Each time we open a new bottle, we need to take out the sponge. After some time, I see that I have so many of these nice round sponges and wondered what can I do with them. Today, let’s make good use out of it. Let’s make a spider, an albino spider that is 😛
You'll need a round sponge, a white pipe cleaner, a red pipe cleaner and two large googly eyes
Glue the googly eyes onto the sponge
Cut the white pipe cleaner into smaller pieces. You'll need eight. Bend them and glue four on each side
Cut a short piece of red pipe cleaner. Bend in the middle and glue as the mouth. Your albino spider is done 🙂