This is supposed to be for dogs, but we can use the idea with a similar child's toy am And hide small toys and scraps of fabric stuffed into it and have them work on pincer strength to pull it apart.

38 Brilliant Hacks For Dog Owners, June 2013 This one: For a dog who loves to tear apart stuffed animals, make a durable activity ball with a Hol-ee rubber ball, scraps of fabric, and treats.

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Pre-writing Exercise - I could make it myself with a cookie tray, salt/sand/flour/whatever you have - and draw a couple things for kids to copy.

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Fine Motor Skills Activities

Multiple activities to promote fine motor development in young children. This variety of activities will meet ECERS-R Fine Motor subscale. It will also meet multiple Fine Motor Domains (under Physical Development Standards) for and children.

more great busy bag ideas.

This is BY FAR the BEST resource I've seen with ideas for keeping toddler/pre-k kids busy! The busy bag exchange idea is GENIUS!

Motricité fine/autonomie: en période de froid, proposer des activités pour favoriser l'autonomie, comme par exemple enfiler des gants...

Practicing putting on gloves.because it is so darn challenging for little guys. Could make it more motivating by putting popular emblems on the gloves. Put a variety of gloves in a bin for kids to work with.

Pom pom scoop and fill race fine motor game for preschoolers

Create a fun fine motor game for preschoolers using simple objects, pom poms and child-sized scissor scoops. Race to fill the cups without using hands!

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