Here is a super simple fine motor cardboard tube challenge for kids! They simply need to remove the bands from the cardboard tube with their fingers. Can they get them on again?
As a busy mum with two girls, I like when things can be simple. I don’t like to over complicate things. This is one activity that is incredibly simple to set up and have your child get playing. You only need two materials to make it too!
Recommended age: 3 years +
(Strict and active supervision is required at all times)
To make this quick little fine motor activity for your child, you will need –
- cardboard tube
- elastic bands (like loom bands) or hair ties
Quite simply, all you need to do is add the bands to the tube and ask your child to carefully remove them using only their fingers. You’ll find they get started straight away and it comes quite an exciting challenge.
As you can imagine, this simple little activity is wonderful for developing a child’s fine motor skills. The pinching action required to remove the bands really works those small muscles in the hand.
Is this an activity your child would have fun with?
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