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OT Idea of the Week: Q-Tips and Straws – Fine Motor Skills Activity

qtipsandstraws[Source:  Mess for Less]
Recently, we shared a post on How to Dye Q-Tips. This was incredibly popular and I got a lot of questions of how to use dyed q-tips for play and learning. This Q-Tips and Straws fine motor skills activity was challenging and fun for my kids. There is a color matching and pattern making element as well which just extends the fun. We love working on fine motor skills at our place as is evidenced by these 18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers.

You will want to be sure to use straws that match your dyed q-tips. Cut your colored straws into small pieces anywhere between 1 and 2 inches. You will want the length to be able to cover the white section of the q-tip.

Present your child with the straws and dyed q-tips and have them try to thread a q-tip through a similar colored straw.

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