Tips for Coloring Easter Eggs with Fine Motor Skills in Mind

Tips for Coloring Easter Eggs with Fine Motor Skills in Mind

Many families have a tradition of coloring eggs for Easter festivities, but for the child who has decreased fine motor skills, this tradition may be difficult. Here are some suggestions so that a child with varying levels of fine motor skills can fully participate in the tradition and have a bit more independence.

– Paint with washable paints using a large diameter paint brush or sponge

– Place stickers on the back of a child’s hand for them to peel off and place on the egg

– Put hard boiled egg inside of a whisk and then dunk the egg into the dye solution

– On of my favorite ideas, called Dudley’s Spin an Egg Easter Egg Decorating Kit, can be found on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dudleys-Spin-Egg-Easter-Decorating/dp/B007L4964E/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8

If you have any great pictures of your kiddos trying this technique, feel free to email them to the office. We would love to share them!

Tips for Coloring Easter Eggs with Fine Motor Skills in Mind

 

Lisa, Occupational Therapist