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Squirt Till it Drops

Purpose

This activity should be done outdoors. The squirting motion strengthens the hand muscles and promotes bilateral coordination. When using the squirt bottle to draw shapes or write letters, this activity also develops visual motor skills.

Materials

Bucket, Large Container, Ping-Pong Ball, Shaving Cream , Shaving Foam , Squirt Bottle, Water

Skills

Bilateral Hand Use (?)The use of both hands simultaneously, in a controlled manner, to perform an activity (i.e. clapping hands, using your one hand to hold a pencil while the other is used to stabilize the paper). , Finger Strength, Intrinsic Muscle Development, and Pincer Grasp

Description

Fill up the bucket/container with water to the midline and drop in the Ping-Pong ball (you can use more than one ball, or different size plastic balls). Fill up the squirt bottle with water and let the child squeeze and squirt the water out into the bucket/container until the Ping-Pong ball falls out of the bucket/container.

This activity can be done with more than one child. The first child that has his/her Ping-Pong ball fall out of the bucket/container wins!

To work on developing visual motor skills, fill up the squirt bottle with shaving cream or foam and let the child squeeze the bottle to draw shapes and letters on a concrete surface or an easel.
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