Eye Dropper Activities (Fine Motor Skill Development)

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It’s the beginning of school and last week all the kids wanted to hang their work on the art line in the classroom. The problem came in when they continued to call me to help them. I had one child that could almost do it, but the rest were having a struggle. This prompted me to alter my plans for next week and focus on fine motor skill development.

Eye Dropper Activities

For this week I decided to keep it fun, colorful, and kind of messy by using droppers and water with food coloring. These activities held their interest for long periods. We only have four hours together and these activities took up the better part of our time. I was cool with that.

Here are the materials that I used:

  • Eye Droppers
  • Gel Food Coloring
  • Salt
  • Coffee Filters
  • Baking Soda
  • Vinger
  • Water Color papers
  • Glue
  • Sharpies

The goal for each of these activities was to help build that grip that they needed for them to operate the clothespins. Below you will find an image of the activity, click on that image to take you to the post.

What did I observe during these activities?

On Monday there were having a hard time using the droppers to pick up the colored water. By Friday some of them seemed like they were pros. They enjoyed watching the colors mix and seeing what new colors could be made.

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