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Fun Jar

Purpose

In this activity the child will strengthen his grasping skills and eye-hand coordination skills by inserting pipe cleaners or straws into the holes of a spice/herb jar.

Materials

Buttons, Coins, Container, Cotton Balls, Herb Jar, Hole Puncher, Pipe Cleaners, Pom-poms, Q-Tips, Scissors, Spice Jar, Straws, Tongs, Tweezers, Wooden Sticks

Skills

Eye-Hand Coordination, Grasp, Pincer Grasp, Tripod Grasp, and Visual Perception

Description

Use a large, empty, and clean spice/herb jar for this activity.

Provide the child with pipe cleaners and/or straws and instruct him to insert the items through the holes on the jar's lid.

You can ask the child to sort the items by color or size before placing them in the jar.

If using a jar that has holes and a small opening on the lid, you can use additional items to place through the opening, such as pom-poms, buttons, large beads, coins, etc. The child can use tongs or tweezers to catch the items before dropping them through the large opening.

If you cannot find a spice jar, you can use a regular container and poke holes in the lid, using a hole-puncher or cut holes with scissors.
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