We love the texture, sound and the look of velcro. It can be a versatile resource for fine motor play.
Your little one will need to use their pincer grasp in order to place items onto the velcro and pull them off.
For the letter V in our A to Z Fine Motor Play series, we created a Velcro Fine Motor Color Sort activity.
For our velcro, I used velcro cable ties. The velcro comes in a variety of colors. And I placed them on the table with the hook side facing upwards.
I needed a colored resource that would be able to stick to the velcro and I discovered that mini hair bobble bands worked well.
They were an ideal size for my son’s hands, fitted onto the velcro and could be pulled off too. I placed these in a container. We were ready to play.
My son soon picked up the aim of the activity. He had to place the colored hair bobble band onto the correctly colored velcro strip.
It didn’t take him long to realise he could pick up two hair bobbles at the same time.
During the activity, he noticed that there was not a velcro strip for the purple, green or blue hair bobbles.
I deliberately left those velcro strips out as I wanted him to try some repeating patterns.
I took two white velcro strips and started a repeating pattern with the hair bands. My son had to find the correct colored hair bands to complete the pattern.
Once all of the seven velcro strips had been used my son had to remove all of the hair bands in order to play the game again. This was easier said than done.
Not only did he have to use his pincer grasp to lift the hair bobble but with the other hand, he had to pull the velcro strip away from the hair bobble.
After a lot of perseverance, he managed to remove all of the bobbles.
Items used for this activity:
- Velcro cable ties multicolored can be purchased here: US readers | UK readers
- Hair bands (similar) can be found here: US readers | UK readers
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