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Strengthening Clothespins

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This fun activity promotes the child's finger strength through the play with clothespins. The child will also strengthen color matching skills.


Clothespins, Construction Paper, Container, Number Dice


Eye-Hand Coordination, Finger Strength, and Visual Perception


For this activity you will need colored clothespins in 4 different colors or if you have wooden clothespins you can color them or mark them with 4 colors. The colors should match the color of the construction paper.

Cover the containers with construction paper. Let the child choose a color and then roll the dice. The child is then asked to place the clothespins on the edge of the matching colored container.

If the dice rolled 1, have the child place 1 clothespin on the edge of the container. If the dice rolled 2, use 2 clothespins. Etc.

This activity can also be done in a group as part of a game where each child has 1 container and is playing to get as many clothespins on his container in an allotted time.

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