This isn't my first post about golf balls, but I just had to share with you the fun our 3's had yesterday. My co-teacher set up one of those large Rubbermaid storage bins along with some trays of white paint, spoons, golf balls and black paper.
It was a pretty independent activity, with everything within reach. The preschoolers set the black paper in the bottom of the bin and spooned the painted golf balls inside. Plop. Plop. Plop. Such a good eye-hand coordination activity!
And yes, sometimes the ball didn't quite make it into the bin, but no matter. Just scoop it up and toss it in!
Then, they used their entire upper body to move that bin around, grasping the edges with their fingers. (Large and fine motor movement.)
When finished, scoop the balls out of the bin and remove the paper.
Looks like snow tracks or a blizzard!
What I love about this type of activity is that it's pretty independent, has a few steps for them to remember, engages the upper body and the fine motor muscles, and can be used with most any type of bin you have on hand. Not to mention...
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