This activity is a super simple idea for working on fine motor skills. Your preschooler simply transfers beads from one bowl to another using a spoon.
Many of you with preschoolers might already do something like this…but you probably don't have it in a bag. I like having it in the bag, ready to grab & go — no hunting or searching for beads or bowls or spoons!
- beads or beans
- two shallow bowls and one spoon (I found these adorable ice cream dishes at the Dollar Tree)
- Ziploc bag to store everything
- a small container or small Ziploc for the beads, if desired
Simon sat and worked seriously until every bead was in the yellow bowl.
I'm thinking this exercise will help with his cooking skills and give him more control when measuring ingredients.
Looking for more ideas? You can find all of my Preschool Activity Bag ideas here on the blog, and you can also check out my Pinterest Board.
I think they are a spring/summer seasonal item. Do they have cheap plastic bowls at the Dollar Tree? I would use those with some plastic spoons. 🙂 Hope that helps! 🙂 Ami