Hearts Fine Motor Practice

 

N has made great strides with his fine motor skills lately. He’s always enjoyed hanging items on pegs and hooks of all kinds. Today, I set him up a quick and simple Hearts Fine Motor Practice activity, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

 

Fine Motor Activities for Toddlers: Quick and simple Hearts Fine Motor Practice for young toddlers! Perfect for Valentine's Day or just for fun.

(N was 1 year and 6 months old.)

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Materials for Hearts Fine Motor Practice

  • Heart bracelets. {We got them at Dollar Tree. Alternatively, heart cookie cutters work well, too. You can often buy a whole nested set like this one.}
  • Hook or peg rack. {For various … uhm … reasons, ours is not currently attached to the wall. If yours does hang on the wall, it will work perfectly, too 🙂 }
  • Basket or bowl to hold the heart bracelets (optional).

 

Fine Motor Activities for Toddlers: Quick and simple Hearts Fine Motor Practice for young toddlers! Perfect for Valentine's Day or just for fun.

 

N knew what to do right away and enjoyed placing one heart at a time on the hooks.

 

Fine Motor Activities for Toddlers: Quick and simple Hearts Fine Motor Practice for young toddlers! Perfect for Valentine's Day or just for fun.

 

In between, he explored the bracelets. I showed him how to put a bracelet on his wrist,

 

Fine Motor Activities for Toddlers: Quick and simple Hearts Fine Motor Practice for young toddlers! Perfect for Valentine's Day or just for fun.

 

and he worked hard until he managed to do it himself.

 

Fine Motor Activities for Toddlers: Quick and simple Hearts Fine Motor Practice for young toddlers! Perfect for Valentine's Day or just for fun.

 

Still, stacking those hearts on the hooks was the best part for him.


Fine Motor Activities for Toddlers: Quick and simple Hearts Fine Motor Practice for young toddlers! Perfect for Valentine's Day or just for fun.

 

Despite (or because of?) the simplicity, N really enjoyed this, so I made the activity available to him whenever he wants to do it. He’s already taken it out twice more 🙂

 

Does your toddler enjoy hanging stuff up? What’s his or her favorite fine motor activity? Leave a comment below!

 

Looking for other fine motor activities for toddlers? Check out these!

 

Fine Motor Play with Screws and Anchors

Sensory Play with Water Beads and Marbles

Invitation to Play with a Cupcake Tin

Thumbtacked Pumpkins

Five Little Ducks Fine Motor Play by School Time Snippets

Fine Motor Activity with Straws by Living Life and Learning 

 

 

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