Stop and smell the flowers
Posted Dec 9, 2014 by Jacquie Robison
~ popsicle sticks
~ flower stickers
~ small berry baskets
~ duct tape
We made this a two-day adventure and started by making the flowers themselves. It was a fun way to work on fine motor skills while talking about the colors we liked and what kind of bouquet we were creating.
We used simple stickers that just had a backing to peel away and stick to the popsicle stick. We organized the flowers in small fruit baskets, like the kind filled with blueberries and strawberries at the market.
On day two, I created a path on the floor. You can do this easily either with duct tape or by taping paper along the floor and marking the path with arrows. I started with a straight path and once she was confidently moving down that, I added in some turns to practice changing direction and her lateral stability.
This was great for working on bending down, keeping knees apart and balancing weight. Our daughter loves music, so I pulled up videos of songs like “tip toe through the tulips” and “follow the yellow brick road”, which turned up the enthusiasm and made the whole adventure a huge smile.