I wanted to use a fun and simple playdough activity in a private session with one of the children I worked with in a private session today. He has quite limited fine motor skills and hand control and so I wanted to help him build his fine motor skills in a way that wouldn’t be too challenging for him.
I invited him to make funny playdough monsters. His face lit up at the suggestion. I prepared a playdough tray, playdough pots and various materials, such as feathers, crystal stickers, crafts eyes and pipe cleaners.
I chose these specific materials because using them to do the project required different levels of fine motor skills and finger control and strength, the pipe cleaners being the easiest, followed by the feathers, then the craft eyes and the crystal stickers being the most difficult. I gave my little student a physical prompt to add the materials at first. Once he got the hang of it, he was able to add them on his own. I showed him where to add the materials and he pushed them into the playdough.
These are the monsters we made!
What do you think? Do you like them?
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