Clay play and small motor skills

One of the things I loved doing with the kids was using things to cut or smash clay. It is a great way to work on small motor skills and hand eye coordination.

Some examples are:

Roll the clay into "worms" or "snakes" and let your child use a plastic butter knife to cut them into smaller snakes or worms.

Use a plastic pizza cutter type tool to roll along the clay into shapes, like triangles or squares. Cookie cutters work well for this too.

Take toothpicks and clay to make bugs (spiders, caterpillars, etc). The act of placing the toothpicks is not only fun but works on muscle memory!

Smash things to imprint on the clay, seashells are a good one to do. Then let them paint the imprint after the clay has dried.

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I am a single mom of two fantastic kiddos that I love to pieces. Currently in school working towards my teaching degree. You can find me most days on www.mommathoughts.com when I am not here chit chatting! :)