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

Materials Needed:

  • Empty tin can or similar
  • Colourful paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors and/or cutter knives
  • Bottle tops

What to do:

  • Wrap and glue coloured paper on the tin.
  • Cut different openings around the tin.
  • Encourage the child to drop the bottle lids in each opening.

Hints and Tips:

  • Add clear contact around the wrapping paper to make it last longer.
  • Add colours around the opening to match the bottle tops. Children have to match the colour.
  • You can also use cardboard disks.
  • Use the tin lid, add holes for straws.
  • Use the tin lid, add slits for paddle pop sticks/pipe cleaners.

Reference:
Wunderbarekinderwelt

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 1 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    is able to hold two items in each hand at the same time

    is able to see a connection between hand movements and the effect this causes

    combines index finger and thumb in a pincer grip to pick up small objects

  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play, Exploratory Play
  • Interest Areas: Toy Table
  • Games Categories: Fine Motor Skills, Gross Motor Skills, Indoor Games, Language Development, Learning Games, Literacy and Numeracy, Manipulation Games, Multicultural Games, Music and Movement, Outdoor Games, Party Games, Pretend Play Games, Quiet Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 3
  • Sub Outcomes:

    1.1 Children feel safe secure and supported

    1.2 Children develop their emerging autonomy inter-dependence resilience and sense of agency

    3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

Last modified on Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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