Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spice Jars & Toothpicks

On my last lesson plan, I mentioned one of the activities Little Man will be doing is playing with Spice Jars and Toothpicks.  This is a great, cheap, activity that keeps Little Man entertained and helped him work on his fine motor skills.

All you need:
-  Empty Spice Jar
-  Toothpicks

The Spice Jar we used had holes cut into it.  For younger children you could use pipecleaners or even q-tips instead of toothpicks.  Show your little one how to put the toothpick into the jar!

  It sounds really easy and even kind of borning, but Little Man got a kick out of it.  He loves stacking things and putting things into other things, so this was right up his alley!

This is something I definitely wouldn't let Little Man do without being watched closely.

Do you have an inexpensive learning or play activity your child enjoys?  I'd love to hear it in the comments below!

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  1. Looks like a fun idea. I really love your activities you do! They are helpful to me!

    1. Thanks! I just follow your advise...."shop your cupboards" hehe