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Picking Flowers

This Garden Themed Fine Motor activity is perfect for babies and toddlers. It will help them develop their pincer grasp while having fun!

Materials Needed

Picking Flowers

Difficulty Level: Medium

Time Needed: 10 minutes

Best done: Indoors

Main Movement: Pincer Grasp

Hand on flower on window

Materials Needed

  • Cardboard

  • Scissors

  • Construction Paper (scraps okay)

  • Glue

  • Tape

Let's Play!

  • To begin this activty, draw the basic shape of a flower, seperating the center circle from the petals on your cardboard - making it as large as possible. (Draw a large circle and large petals). Do not worry about it looking pretty, your child won't care!

  • Next, cut out your cardboard shapes, ensuring not to leave any sharp edges. 

  • Trace these pieces onto your construction paper. Cut the shapes out of the construction paper and glue them onto the cardboard.

  • Then:

    • 6 months+ (laying down): place the flower on the floor and encourage your child to pick up the pieces and set them back down again. (Raking motion is great too)!

    • 9 months + : Fold the tape over onto itself and stick the flower shapes to the floor, encouraging your child to pull them off and stick them back on.​

    • 12 months + (Standing unassisted): Tape the flower to a window and encourage your child to pull the pieces off and stick them back on.

**Older children optional challenge: Encourage your child to peel the pieces off and move all of them to a different window - this will work on spatial recognition while adding in a walking element. 

Other Garden Motor 

Shovel in tissue box

Garden Grab

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