Coins are an amazing manipulative for little fingers. You can use coins in a number of ways but today we used coins to reinforce fine motor skills. Dots and coins fine motor activity is really very simple to set up. Bonus – my toddler loves to play with dot a dot markers and this quick fine motor activity combines 2 favorites!
How to Prepare Dots and Coins Activity?
You will need:
To start with, prepare a large sheet of plain white paper, dot a dot markers and a bunch of coins. We emptied our piggy bank for this activity!
Let’s Play with Dots and Coins!
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 your 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.
Adapt an Activity for Preschool and Kindergarten
For older kids, you can make this activity more complicated by making a little chart on the side where each color needs to match an exact coin value. That would surely keep them busy for a while!
Related: Money Balancing Fine Motor Play
When matching dots and coins child works on:
- Eye & hand coordination – watching and doing and coordinating these actions.
- Fine motor skills
Other Fine Motor Activities You Must Try!
There are so many different ways a child can practice fine motor skills! Invite them to create a flower garden with playdough, add spots on a ladybug, count kites or hunt for dinosaurs! So many ideas! Which one you will try next?