Fine motor skill activity – Smashing Moon Rocks!
This activity is sure to bring excitement to your home. Smashing moon rocks is a fine motor activity, so children are working on small muscle movements.
While hitting the moon rocks with the hammer, they are practising controlling their wrists and hands, while also making their muscles stronger! Fine motor skills are very important to work on during the preschool years because it helps prepare children to have better scissor skills and handwriting in the future.
Here is what you will need to make your own moon rocks!
Show your child the tray full of moon rocks. Invite them to smash the rocks using a hammer. This is great for working on hand-eye coordination!
The rocks will crunch and looked smashed when you hit them with the hammer. It’s so much fun! Another way to use the rocks is to crush them using hands. Invite your child to use their fingers to pull the cotton ball apart. I’m sure your child will think this is interesting and fun!