Ted has been using tweezers to help strengthen fine motor skills and improve his pencil grip. I thought it would be fun to turn this into a game – and came up with this idea to retrieve nuts and bolts from holes – based on the game operation that we had as kids. Another quick and simple activity to make, using an old chocolate box. He has really enjoyed trying to get the nuts out of the different shapes, and it has added a real challenge and sense of fun.
- Chocolate box with plastic insert with spaces for chocolates
- Wrapping paper
- Double sided sticky tape
- Craft knife
How to make your own
- Cut some wrapping paper just larger than your chocolate box
- Glue base of chocolate box and put into middle of paper, then trim paper to fit box
- Glue the rest of the chocolate box and cover the rest of the box with paper
- Cut a sheet of card to the same size as the lid of the box
- Draw geometric shapes onto the card – make sure that each shape fits in the centre of each space for the chocolates – we had a box that had contained six chocolates, so have six shapes on top.
- Cut out each of the shapes using a craft knife
- Glue or tape the ends of the box and secure the card with shapes cut out
- Fill each space with a handful of bolts and you are ready to start retrieving the bolts with tweezers