This My Busy Bots bag encourages children to explore different shapes and pictures in a very hands on, practical way. Picking up matchsticks and placing them on the picture to bring it to life exercises all the tiny muscles in the thumb and pointing finger and helps prepare little hands for all sorts of tasks – including writing!
This activity is suitable for little ones from 4 - 7 years old. As all children develop in their own time, this is a guideline and may vary with your child.
1 Information card with instructions, ideas to extend the activity and list of skills being developed
8 Laminated activity cards
Approximately 100 multi coloured matchsticks
1 Brightly coloured storage bag
Skills being developed:
Fine motor skills:
Thumb opposition; in-hand manipulation; pre-writing skills; pincer grip; hand eye coordination and control; grasp and release; dexterity.
Visual perceptual skills:
Visual tracking and scanning; motor planning; visual discrimination; visual motor integration; visual closure; visual figure ground.
Concentration; problem solving; sorting and organisation; colour recognition and matching; copying; following patterns.