Fine Motor and Auditory Fireworks Activity

Use this fireworks themed sensory activity to incorporate skills such as fine motor skills, fine motor strength, bilateral coordination, and eye-hand coordination with an auditory processing component that is perfect for the 4th of July, or any patriotic holiday! It uses bubble wrap and red, white, and blue colored stickers to make a sensory tool that kids will love.

Happy Independence Day!  We had fun one day this week with a quick little festive patriotic fine motor activity.  I stuck a bunch of red and blue labeling stickers on large bubble wrap.
When Big Sister and Little Guy saw this, they were very excited!
The pop made a perfect firework sound for each color.  It really did sound like the crack of  little fireworks.  We did a little listening activity, where I would tell them…”Pop red, then blue, then blue.”  We did a few patterns and all reds, and then all blues.
Each little bubble gave a very satisfying crack!
And then there was a huge crack as a certain Little Guy jumped on the rest of the un-popped bubbles 🙂

Red, White, and Blue Goopy Dough

 
This was the coolest sensory play!  It was play dough.  And it was Goop.  Combined!
 
 We were given a HUGE (uncolored) bag of extra homemade play dough one day after our day at Vacation Bible School.  One of the VBS volunteers made this and I got a little information about it.  It had flour and corn starch in it.  I am on the mission to figure out the recipe for this one, so I can share with you…it was so much fun to play with!
 
The dough would stick together and mold, but slime apart like goop does.  So neat!
 
 
We added the red and blue colors to some of it and had a little

Patriotic Sensory Play!

 
We took the fine motor play a little further and cut up some patriotic looking straws into little bits.  Perfect for tripod grasp!
 
We still have SO much of this stuff uncolored and ready for play ideas…Watch for another goopy dough post soon 🙂