Rubber Band Play is a simple fine motor activity for toddlers & preschoolers. It strengthens the hand muscles and develops hand-eye coordination, concentration skills. Another good thing – this is a zero setup activity and it’s perfect for quiet time at home.👍
What you need
- Rubber bands
- Plastic Cups
- Just give the rubber bands and cups to your kids. Let them stretch out the rubber bands over the cups.
- We used the regular ponytail rubber bands. With 2 girls at home we usually have a lot of these on hand. However you could also get the office use rubber bands for this activity.
- You could use any household items for this activity. Empty paper towel rolls, empty bath rolls, pool noodles (cut into small tubes), cans, tins, bottles, plastic boxes, really anything 😀
Miss A(3 yrs) & Miss D(23 months) enjoyed doing this activity. They always like to make ponytails for their dolls. So when they had a bunch of rubber bands on hand, they got all excited. Miss D did this activity with cups & empty paper towel rolls. After a few tries with the plastic cups Miss A moved to the small continer in which i gave rubber bands. Then she took over to paper towel rolls, but it didn’t interest her. She then took over to her dolly and put the rubber bands over the dollys feet. 😜😂 When she was done, she tried to take the rubber bands off using a plastic play knife. Although this activity looks simple, it takes so much work & concentration for little fingers to get it done. Something which kept them busy while mommy was doing the dishes.😀