We decided to work on our fine motor skills by sorting water beads into trays. Kaia used an ice cube tray and Mikey’s tray is actually the top of a icing tip sorting tray. I set the kids up with a tray, waterbeads, melon baller, and sorter. After doing this project I saw that PreKinders did the same exact experiment all the way down to the melon baller except they used marbles. I think they did theirs first so I wanted to give them credit. PreKinders has some fantastic projects and ideas!
I first had the kids use their hands to pinch and pick up one water bead at a time to fill their tray
While Mikey filled his in, in a random pattern
this project kept them busy for quite some time. They loved it and I was surprised at how seriously they both took their work. They were very into sticking to the rules and accomplishing their task at hand.