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St. Patrick’s Day Jello Rescue-A Sensory and Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers

March 8, 2020 No Comments
St. Patrick’s Day Jello Rescue
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Happy March everyone!  I wanted to pop in really quickly and share one of the easiest sensory activity set ups I have done so far for Little Miss.  This low prep activity took less than 10 minutes to put together and with a little bit of wait time, can be ready for your little one in no time.  Toddlers and preschoolers both need all the help they can get to practice their fine motor skill development and the best way to do that is in a fun stress free environment.  This sensory and fine motor activity is just that!
If you have never used Jello as a sensory base for her, I highly recommend it!  It’s edible which is perfect for babies or young toddlers who still may be prone to putting things into their mouths.  If that’s the case, simply prep this activity without any of the additional materials inside of the jello and let your little one explore! If you do have an older toddler or preschooler then this activity can be prepped and used in its entirety.   To prep this activity I used two boxes of Lime Jello and made it according to the directions on the box.  I then added some fun St. Patrick’s Day manipulatives such as plastic gold coins, green and yellow pom-poms, green and gold jingle bells, and cut up green beaded necklaces. 
I then refrigerated the Jello mixture for 4 hours so everything could set inside of the jello mixture.  Once the jello mold was complete, I kept it in the bowl and put it in a large plastic bin with some other fine motor tools to help the rescue mission!  To promote play and keep this activity going longer I also decided to add a bin of water to help her rinse the manipulatives off once she rescued them form the Jello mixture.  Little Miss Toddler requested scissors all on her own and it was such a great suggestion, I was so proud!  This was such a fun and simple activity to do for St. Patrick’s Day and can easily be adapted for any other holiday or play theme! 
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If you’re looking for more ideas, activities, and resources to do with your toddlers during the month of March or throughout the year, check out my activity packets in my Teachers Pay Teachers store here!

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Hi! I’m Jayme! A former elementary teacher turned stay at home mom sharing toddler activities, mom tips, and educational resources to help you learn and play with your children. I believe in the power of PLAY and creating meaningful activities for you and your little ones to enjoy together.

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