So you may be wondering how fine motor ties into this, well lets look at what the components of this project are so we can find where fine motor comes into play. Below is our initial set up. Pretty simple a bowl of water with some liquid water colors to add some pretty color, a pipette, and a bowl of cotton balls on a tray. The use of the pipette puts the hand in a pincer grasp and while coaxing the water into the pipette your child is using their fine motor skills. Also the picking up and moving of the cotton balls is using their fine motor skills as well.
Absorption is when the cotton ball absorbs or soaks up the liquid. So we started this by asking the kids to make 3 puddles of liquid on their tray.
They then took a single cotton ball and soaked up the first puddle.