Here’s a fun food activity that will help kids improve their hand strength and fine motor skills. (This is also a great activity to introduce new foods to your child that they may not like in a non-threatening environment. Instead of being pressured to try or eat the food(s), they are only using them for play.)
Fruit: Strawberries, blueberries, grapes
Vegetables: Peas, Beans, Carrots, Celery
Ketchup/Mustard/Ranch or other condiments
the various “parts” from a Mr. Potato Head game box.
Use the above materials to design your very own creation of a silly, serious, or cute face. The toothpicks can be used to attach the various items (and they are resistive for increased hand strength J). Take turns showing off your Potato Head and sharing with others at the table what your face is saying!
Most importantly — have FUN!
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