Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fine Motor Fun with Pipe Cleaners

KD won't really sit down and color in a coloring book; his 1 year old brother will, but he refuses.  He did love the popsicle game Lauren posted about a couple of weeks ago, matching the colors and putting them together. So, I've been on the lookout for similar activities that may get him to focus for more than a minute.  When I saw the idea of numbers on pipe cleaners on Pinterest, I thought that it was so simple and great and may actually hold his attention like the popsicles.   Adding color to this activity opens the door to more activities at different levels.  I am using the Fruity Cheerios (taste and smell just like Fruit Loops- I'm not sure what the difference is beyond size) and some regular Cheerios.  While I was setting this up, I made a few patterns with the colors just to see if he could recognize 'what comes next'.  He didn't, but I think that in the future it would be a fun twist to add on.  He does know his numbers and colors and had a great time matching those. 
 I love his face when he's focusing . . .
I did have to make the rule that he could only eat them off of the pipe cleaners- which kept him sitting for a bit longer!
KC enjoyed eating them . . .
 And playing with the pipe cleaners.  Nice hat!


  1. Oh my goodness, these pictures of your boys melt my heart! I love this idea and can't wait to try it.

  2. i agree! great pics! seems like a fun game. we may have to try it. thanks.