- Boiled peas
- Plasticine (alternatively)
An excellent exercise for strengthening fine motor skills, shape recognition, learning 2D and 3D shape attributes and following directions! This is most definitely one of our favorite activities of all time!
Give your little ones toothpicks and peas or small balls of plasticine. Help them insert a toothpick into each plasticine ball, upright. Add a plasticine ball to the top of each toothpick. Now, connect the plasticine balls on the top layer with three more toothpicks. This forms your 3D shape!
Your toddlers will be focused, excited and impressed when they figure out how to build the geometric shapes (triangle, square, cube etc.) with the toothpicks and plasticine on their own!