To celebrate our first truly wintery day of the season, I made a mitten matching activity for the Hooligans this morning.
This is a really simple activity to prepare, and the Hooligans really enjoyed it.
I used my wall paper sample books to cut out a bunch of mitts and set out a small basket of coloured clothes pegs.
The children had fun matching up the mittens, clipping them together, and setting the matched pairs in a wicker basket. Clothes pegs are always a hit here and they’re a great for developing fine motor skills (all that pinching and squeezing) and hand-eye co-ordination (holding the peg open and clipping two items together requires concentration!).
They also clipped the pegs to their fingers, to their clothing, and to edges of the baskets. I love these coloured plastic clips from the dollar store. They’re easier for little fingers to master than the wooden ones that I keep outside.
This little Hooligan worked away at the activity for about a half an hour by herself, as quiet as a mouse. In my books that’s a long time for a 2 year old to be engaged in one activity.
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