Sugar Aunts: Scooping Ice

Scooping Ice

This was an easy play activity to set up one morning.  A few spoons, a bowl of ice, and a mini muffin tin made for an extra cup of coffee for momma!
I pulled this tray-of-fun out on a morning that my nephew (18 months) was here with us and Baby Girl went to work scooping and grabbing at the ice.

Visual-Motor Activity for Toddlers

This is a great activity for toddlers.  At this age, they are getting the hang of the spoon and the slick ice cube is wobbly enough for great practice.  They scooped the ice up from the bowl and slid it into the mini muffin tin cups.  Scooping and moving the ice into the muffin tin is great visual-motor work.
Visual Motor Integration is the ability to control the movements of the hands in an activity as they are guided by vision.  Another term for this is eye-hand coordination.   It is the ability to plan, execute, and monitor a motor task given visual input. 

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What are we working on with this PLAY activity?

Eye-hand coordination

Visual-Motor Integration

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Fine Motor Control


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  1. Totally gonna do this with my toddler tomorrow. So easy to prepare! Would love if you'd link this guy up to Mom's Library. Here's the link:

    Hope I see you there!

  2. Thanks for the invite! We'll stop by. This is one that is SO easy...and they LOVE it!!

  3. This is such a good idea! :) Pinning this to my Toddlertopia board. I followed you from the link party with the Domestic Superhero. Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here's the link:

    1. Thank you for the invite! We stopped by and linked up! Great party you have going on over there!

  4. love this idea especially on a hot summer day. I'd love if you shared on our #kidsinthekitchen linky this week

    1. Thanks for the invite! We stopped over :)

  5. Did it, loved it, featuring it tonight on Mom's Library! Hope I see your links up again in the future!

  6. I would love for you to share your favorite posts and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
    The party opens Thursday night and closes on Wednesday night at midnight.

    Please, invite your friends to party too! The more the merrier!

    Hugs, Cathy

  7. You guys have the best ideas! I swear I love every post you link up at the hop:). All my very best, Jess (aka Alice @ The Owl's Skull)

  8. Great idea! Love the simplicity of it! Thanks for sharing with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! Hope you stop by again!


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