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Easy Fine Motor Skills Hoops

May 11, 2015


Today I am sharing a lovely quick activity that promotes fine motor skills development and dexterity.

It’s really easy to set up and no special crafty bits are required!

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All you’ll need are 2 toilet rolls, scissors and a rolling pin.

How To:

  • (Optional) Ask your little one to colour in/paint your empty toilet rolls. Add some glitter, sequins – whatever they desire!
  • Cut the toilet rolls into 1 cm strips, then squish back into a circular shape.

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  • Hold your rolling pin (or any other long, thin stick type thingy ma bob you have lying around the house) and let your little one thread them on.

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That’s it!

A dead easy activity that’s easy to set up with no real preparation needed.

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You can talk about colours if you have decorated the cardboard rolls, you can count them as the hoops are placed on the pole, and if your child is a little more dexterous than mine, they can hold the rolling pin themselves and thread the hoops on.


  • MOMM

    May 11, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Great post! I will have to try this with my little one! #mummymondays
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      May 11, 2015 at 7:43 pm

      I’m glad you like it! It’s really fun and REALLY easy to set up. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by. xx

  • Kaye

    May 11, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Great idea! I’m definitely more likely to do something with things I can use from around the house! #mummymonday
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      May 11, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      I find it a lot easier to enjoy invitation to play based activities when it’s just something you can throw together in a few seconds and get instant gratification. I makes the whole “let’s do something really fun” a lot let stressful! I’m glad you liked the post, thanks for dropping by! xx

  • kellie kearney

    May 11, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Great idea, little man still a little too young yet, he’d only eat the paper right now haha
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      May 11, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      Hahah, oh dear! At least it’s card and wouldn’t dissolve quite so quickly! I’m glad you enjoyed my post, thanks for stopping by! xx

  • Romany

    May 11, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Great idea, I can’t wait until my little one is old enough to enjoy these kind of activities. Thanks for sharing, #mummymondays
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      May 11, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ Around 8 – 12 months little ones start picking up objects and dropping them, so it’s a fun thing to introduce then even if your LO doesn’t quite understand the concept. Thanks for stopping by. xx

  • Lukeosaurus And Me

    May 11, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    I have SO MANY empty loo rolls here, I save them all up!! Glad to be of service. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by lovely. xx

  • Leandra

    May 15, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Cute idea! I love the idea of decorating them too, to extend the activity.

    Great post for #toddlerapprovedtuesday thanks so much for linking xx
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      May 15, 2015 at 11:16 am

      Thanks lovely πŸ™‚ Luke has found it fun ! Xx

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