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!
– Lisa, Occupational Therapist