|Jumbo crayons are great, but using smaller crayons can help build those fine motor skills.|
Next, it was time to bring out the glue.
Yes, as much as my own mother thinks I'm crazy, I allow my 25 month old to use glue.
Twisting the cap and squeezing the bottle increases hand strength for fine motor skills and teaches cause and effect. For example, "if I squeeze hard, then more glue comes out". After watching me glue down the red feather, she said "I do it, Mommy; I goo (glue)". Here, she had just put random glue dots on the green feather, and is trying to close the glue.
By now, her attention span was getting the best of her. In the middle of craft time, she's zone out when Ariel began singing on TV, would run off to show the dogs her work, and even chose to move her table and chairs to a different area. After a few minutes, we came back and finished up our turkey :-) whew...TGIF!!
|Toddler Thanksgiving craft|