Coins are amazing manipulative for little fingers. You can use coins in a number of ways but today we used coins to reinforce fine motor skills.
This activity is really very simple to set up. Bonus – my toddler loves to play with dot a dot markers and this little fine motor activity combines 2 favorites!
To start with, prepare the large sheet of plain white paper, dot a dot markers (affiliate) and a bunch of coins. We emptied our piggy bank for this activity!
Let toddler place random dots on a paper sheet using dot a dot markers. And let it dry for a minute.
Once there are enough dots on the sheet, give a toddler coins to place over dots. I only showed my little girl with one coin what to do. She understood right away what I asked!
This will keep a toddler occupied for quite some time. If they want, they can add more dots so keep dot a dot markers nearby.
For older kids, you can make this activity more complicated by making a little chart on a side with exact color to match exact coin value. That would surely keep them busy for a while!
If you’re looking for additional simple to set up activities, you should most surely check the Early Years Activity Set from our friend Jamie from Hands on: as we grow. This set is packed full of super easy and low preparation activities for toddlers and preschoolers. You can pick which one you want, according to your child’s age. She even planned several weeks of activities for you! Or you can use templates she provides and set your own plans for a week of fun discovering, playing, engaging and learning with kids!