What you need:
polysterene cube – make dotted shapes on each side using a marker pen
First, take out a mat to work on. Then lay everything out on the mat. It is a good idea to have the golf tees and marbles in their own little baskets or containers. Take a golf tee and push it into the cube on one of the marked dots. Younger children might need some help with this or if it is a new cube you can punch the holes first to make it a little easier. Once the tee design is completed pick up a marble and place it on the tee. It isn’t as easy as it looks! Not only is this great for the pincer muscles, it also works the child’s hand and eye co-ordination.
Use the pincers to pick up a marble and place it on top of the tee.
If you have coloured tees you could have the child match the tees and marbles to make it a bit more of a challenge.
Finally you can get the child to push the tees to a specified height to make the design more 3D.
Obviously, this uses marbles so don’t try this until the child has grown out of the shove-everything-in-my-mouth stage.
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