Fine Motor Activity with Spinning Tops
You’ll need just a couple of items to make these tops:
Spinning tops build fine motor skills:
How to use these tops to increase fine motor skills:
- Spin several of the tops at once. Try to keep all of the tops spinning. When one starts to stop, spin it to catch up with the other tops.
- Draw a square on a large piece of paper. Try to keep the spinning tops inside the square.
- Spin a top on a large platter. Walk across the room without allowing the top to fall.
- Challenge another child to a top spinning challenge. Each child can spin 2-3 tops of a single color. When a top stops spinning, that top is out. The child with the last spinning top is the winner.
One warning about these tops: Be sure to use them under strict observation. Pennies are a choking hazard and these tops should be used only under supervision.