Fine Motor Skills: #4 Colander and Pipe Cleaners

Materials: Colander, Pipe Cleaners,

Colander and Pipe Cleaner Ideas: 

1. Place the colander upside down and see how many pipe cleaners you can fit into the colander holes.

2. Using one pipe cleaner at a time, place the ends in separate holes and see how many arches you can make around the colander.

3.  Show the child how to twist 2 pipe cleaners together, then place the ends into separate holes creating a arch.

4. After you have all the pipe cleaners in the colander (after any of the above activities, take turns pulling one out at a time. The last person to pull one out is the “winner”!


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