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Top Drop

Children drop bottle tops into slots around the tin to develop their fine motor and hand eye co-ordination skills.

An easy and fun way for babies to practice their fine motor and hand/eye coordination skills by grabbing and pulling items through a kitchen whisk. 

Materials Needed

  • Silicone Kitchen whisk
  • pompoms

What to do:

  • Fill pompoms into the kitchen whisk.
  • Encourage baby to take them out. 

Hints and Tips:

You could also try filling whisks with the following:

  • Straws
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Baby socks
  • Animal figurines 
  • Crepe paper 
  • Tissues 
  • Ribbon
  • Cotton wool 
  • Pieces of fabric
  • Newspaper cuttings 
  • Blocks
  • Cut up sponges
  • Larger yarn pompoms

Note: Please ensure that you supervise this activity. 

Reference:
Kitchen Whisk, Baby Fine Motor Skills Sensory Activity, Hello Wonderful 

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