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Ocean Jewels Fine Motor Activity

This is the first time we’ve tried this Ocean Jewels Fine Motor Activity Montessori-inspired fine motor activity. It uses bathtub suction cup type decor mats that are turned upside down. I found these beach themed shapes at Target.

Ocean Jewels Fine Motor Activity

Ocean Jewels Fine Motor Activity

I put out two different styles of small tongs but this proved difficult for some so they also used their fingers, which is just fine. This activity can also be done with water droppers and colored water.

Ocean Jewels Fine Motor Activity

The idea is to work on those fine motor skills and develop small hand muscles that will later be used for holding a pencil correctly.


Thursday 9th of January 2020

Hello. Where did you find those suction cup mats? I can find the sticker ones or the ones with 1 suction cup.


Monday 20th of January 2020

These are from Target but it's been several years since I purchased them.


Saturday 13th of August 2011

You have some gtreat activity ideas thanks! I found your blog through pediastaff and I just posted this awesome activity on my facebook page (the Recycling Occupational Therapist)Barbara


Thursday 11th of August 2011

Very cute! TARGET is a mecca of things to be used for reasons other than intended!!

Messy Kids

Thursday 11th of August 2011

I love it! Where on earth did you find those bath decor mats? What a great (and simple) fine motor activity. Pretty too! Thanks for sharing on It's Playtime.