Halloween Fine Motor Skills Activities For Toddlers
I am always looking for Halloween fine motor skills activities for toddlers as I have two at home!! I thought I would create a Halloween themed one since my little girl loves all things messy!! She loves anything to do with liquids and adding things so I thought I would make a simple fishing game for her!! I basically created a game where she would have to fish out spiders and googly eyes from a bowl of slime!! I already had these as I used them for some Halloween sensory bags!
This game is so simple to create and will help your toddler perfect their fine motor skills!! I told her she had to try and rescue as many spiders and googly eyes as possible from the slime!
I would suggest this for toddlers aged 18 months and above! Note be prepared for mess!
What do you need to create this fabulous Halloween game for toddlers!
Some green liquid – can be bubble bath, hand wash, shower gel, washing up liquid, etc. You can also use some green food coloring to dye water but I prefer the more gooey liquids as they resemble slime and will make it harder for your toddler to fish out. I created my slime by mixing green hand wash and water. Initially my liquid was too runny and my 27 month old found it really simple. I added more hand wash and made a stickier mixture which proved more challenging!
A large bowl/plastic lunch box – preferably non breakable incase it slips onto the floor. I used a transparent plastic lunch box!!
Some spiders (not real life!!) – I got mine from Poundland; a set of 52 only cost me £1. These were great because there were some larger ones and some smaller ones.
Some googly eyes – I also bought these from Poundland
A spoon to fish out- smaller spoons will test your little one so I went with a slightly larger one. I didn’t want Amelia to lose patience at the start.
You can use other Halloween Sensory Items
You can use lots of other Halloween sensory items including mini ghosts, witches or whatever else you can get the hold of.
Why not turn this into a learning game and get your toddler to count the number of spiders and googly eyes they have rescued from the slime!
Ability to follow commands
Hand Eye Coordination
Fine Motor Skills
Are you all set to fish in this Halloween fine motor skills activities for toddlers?
I plan to share more fun toddler activities with you soon