Kids can enjoy some tee time with hammers, but don’t worry because plastic ones are all you need and you can skip out on the nails so they can enjoy this hands on activity without worrying about getting hurt. Golf tees are the perfect size and shape for little hands to manipulate as they hammer away at working on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. My kid’s found two ways to do this STEAM activity based on their age and creativity level. I took a ton of photos of them doing the activity to try and get a picture where their hand did not look like a blur (see below). They had so much fun hammering away. This activity would be perfect to set up as a play and explore activity or to add to a construction themed unit.
Golf Tee Fine Motor Skills Construction Activity:
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Give the child a set of golf tees, a toy hammer, and a piece of styrofoam. Show them how to hold the golf tee with one hand and gently hammer it down into the styrofoam. Once they understand how to do the activity you can let them go to town, or should I say go to work building.
Little Dragon (age 3 at time of photos) first tried jamming the golf tees down with the hammer. I watched as he worked hard to no avail.
Next he remembered watching me hammer the golf tees in. From this point on his hand didn’t stop moving. See, I told you the picture would be blurry, and this is the best one out of the lot.
Little Tiger (age 5 at the time of photos) joined him at the table. She took to building and started hammering pieces of styrofoam together. She was such a busy construction worker, building houses for us all to live in.
Once you have the supplies this activity only takes a minute to set up, and then the kids can do the rest. In no time at all you will hear the noise of little hammers busily working on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Thanks for playing with us today.