This hammering golf tees activity is one of our oldest blog posts here on the website. I loved showing my toddlers how to use a toy hammer with golf tees in an egg carton. This is a wonderful fine motor activity for kids, and one that is very motivating for all ages!
Hammering Golf Tees
Counting Manipulatives and Fine Motor Skills
I picked these golf tees up earlier this year during a shopping trip, figuring we would use them for some activity…or actual golfing 😉 They were only a buck for 100 tees. We have these hammers from a Melissa and Doug toy and I thought we could use that to hammer the tees into some egg cartons.
Little Guy used the golf tees (or Golf Teeth, as he called them), to count out how many he needed for the egg carton, learning to count out manipulatives.
He’s working that tripod grasp to hold the tees, pushing them into the egg carton for resistance, building those intrinsic muscles for fine motor dexterity.
Little Guy LOOOOVED this activity! He said, “Mom, when I grow up, I am going to do this because I’m going to be a Dad and Dads hammer.” He has been asking to do the “Golf Teeth Hammer Game” every day, several times a day, ever since.
Look at that Tripod Grasp. This is such a great activity for pre-writing and working on the correct and most efficient way to hold a pencil.