::: fine motor marble play
As we mentioned in our “marble run fun” post this week our children have been having a lot of fun with marbles lately.
On our recent foray to Reverse Art Truck we found some pink sponges with holes cut out of them about the size of marbles.
We grabbed a few of them and then put them out on a tray with a lip with containers of marbles, tweezers and spoons.
That table was never empty of little bodies – they loved it!
They scooped the marbles with the little spoons …
moved them around with the tweezers …
and made patterns with them.
Not only did this prove to be a wonderful fine motor exercise …
but the squishiness of the sponge coupled with the polished finish of the glass marbles made for a great sensory experience as well.
As the day was very wet and we were inside for quite a long time, one of our boys who is a soccer and footy tragic, seized the moment when he noticed the table was unattended …
to make the tray into a soccer field. He cleared the decks, added goals at each end and used the marble as a soccer ball.
It became quite competitive when a mate joined him.
Life is never dull, is it?