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Hands Can

Practice fine-motor skills while enjoying the sensory experience of painting, play doh, water, and different textures.
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Kids love working with their hands and exploring new sensory experiences. They are also naturally interested in the practical life activities they see around the house. These activities are aimed at helping your child gain control and coordination of their movements while playing and having fun!

In these hands-on activities, we will use our fine-motor skills to roll play dough, form letters, paint objects with water, explore textures, and create original pieces of art. You’ll be amazed how your child grows to be more independent with his hands from session to session.

 

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Materials

Paint brushs, Playdough, Letter Cards, tissue paper, glass container such as a baby food jar, and glue.

Various tools and Containers (cups, bowls, spoons, child-safe knives, rolling pins, cookie cutters, large basin or plastic container, pipettes, ladles, sponges, etc.)

Apron and a Towel

Disclaimer

As parents, it's important to make sure that activities are age appropriate and that allergies or medical conditions are communicated as you see fit.

Sometimes, a materials or other additional fee is charged. We do this to bring you the best possible activities. It's the Kid Expert's job to confirm any such fee in advance.

Sample Activities and Instructions

Water Painting – Using a small cup and paintbrush, children will paint the surfaces of many different materials with water. A simple and fun activity that provides children with a chance to be creative, explore the world, and practice fine-motor skills.
Play Doh Letters – In this fun and hands-on activity, we’ll have fun using our fine-motor skills to roll play dough and use it to form letters. Practicing forming letters with play dough is a fun and interactive way to learn about letters.
Water Play - We will practice pouring water from one container to another, scooping up water, filling containers, and emptying water back into a basin. Your little one will love the sensory experience of water play.
Texture Hunt - We use our hands to explore objects and etch over them with paper and crayons or pencils. Children will be amazed as the texture of objects comes through the paper as we create artwork together.
Stained Glass Fun – We’ll create a beautiful piece of “stained glass” piece of art with tissue paper glued to a glass jar. We will identify colors and children will decide which color paper goes where.