I want to take this opportunity to tell you about the best dollar I ever spent.
It was shortly before Easter, and I was at the dollar store searching for Easter goodies for the kids – anything besides sugar. They had pom poms. I mindlessly grabbed a bag, thinking the twins would maybe play with them for a bit, putting the pom poms in and out of plastic eggs. Little did I know…
The twins LOVED the pom poms! They spent time putting them in plastic easter eggs, and then opening and closing the eggs (p.s. plastic eggs are a great fine motor activity as well!) They filled empty water bottles with pom poms. They used them in their play kitchen – R loves to pretend “sautee” pom poms in a skillet on his play stove.
One morning, just after the twins woke up, they swiped a plastic bag of pom poms off the counter. How happy do these two look?
One day after snack time, I was looking at an empty “little munchers” container and had an idea. I wiped out the container and covered it with craft paper and tape. Then I cut an “x” in the lid. You could also cut a circle, or several circles. Check out this idea here.
Miss B was my test subject for this fine motor a activity. I would count this one as a success!
One word of caution: do supervise this activity… unless you enjoy picking little pom poms up off the floor, after your children spread them all over the house!