Set up this fun fine motor activity for your toddler or preschooler this Fall. Its super simple to set up and a great way to entertain your toddler after going on an Autumn walk.
Looking for other fun activities to do after an Autumn walk? Check out these simple and fun ideas:
- Acorn Counting for Toddlers
- Bury the Acorns: An Easy Toddler Activities
- Fall Paint Sensory Bin
- All Natural Leaf Threading
- Leaf Name Activity
- Oobleck and Leaves
- Magnetic Letter Leaf Match
- Leaf Letter Stamp
How to Set Up Acorn Slides
Grab your sensory bin and cardboard tubes and masking tape. I created the acorn slides on my sensory table outside but you can tape your cardboard tubes almost anywhere. Other places that you can tape them to include your fridge, dishwasher, cupboards, walls or windows.
I like to use a sensory bin for activities like these because it helps to contain the acorns in one place making it a little easier for my toddlers to grab the acorns to drop.
I used different sized cardboards tubes (i.e. toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls) and taped them at different angles and heights for my 18 month old twin toddlers.
Demonstrating to my toddlers what to do is the best way to get them on board with an activity. We have done activities similar to this so they were all over it as soon as I showed them how to drop the acorns down the tubes.
A Fun Fine Motor Fall Activity
This is a great activity to do after you go on a walk with your toddler this Fall. Collecting a bunch of acorns with toddlers is a great way to get outside as the weather gets cooler. Bring them home and set this up for a quick after nap activity!
Skill Development Opportunities
Acorn Slides is great for Hand-Eye Coordination, Fine Motor Skills, Problem Solving, Emotional Development, Trial & Error and Visual Perception.
This activity is ideal for 18 month old toddlers to 4 year old preschoolers.
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