This fun activity for pre-school and FS1 children to practice the fine motor skills needed for holding pencils and writing by using a variety of tools to feed the Easter chicks.
There are also a number of other opportunities for imaginative play, communications and learning about Easter. This activity is great to follow up discussions about the life processes of eggs and life cycles and a good way to reinforce the principles that animals need food and water to live and grow.
For this activity you will need:
- Activity tray
- Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set™
- Paper shreds
- Finger bowls
- Nesting eggs set (including chick)
- A selection of different sized plastic and metal lids from jars and bottles
- Pasta/ small pieces of string
Fine motor tools can be used to feed the chicks by grabbing pasta and scooping rice. The food can then be transferred into the bowls or lids for the chicks to eat. Pipettes are ideal for transferring water into the small bowls for the chicks to drink.
Whilst the key purpose of this activity is to practice fine motor skills, children will often find their own ways to play with it which will provide them with a range of opportunities for sensory experiences, imaginative play, development of communication skills.
EYFS learning goals supported by this activity:
ELG01 Communication and language: speaking
ELG04 Physical development: moving and handing co ordination
ELG06 Personal, social and emotional development: Self confidence and self awareness
ELG13 Understanding the world: People and communities
ELG14 Understanding the world: The world
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