Clothespin Poke

Clothespin Poke (6)

Much as with tape or tissues, it doesn’t take much to keep a toddler busy. For this game, I used an upcycled egg carton and spring-type clothespins for a simple fine motor activity.

Poke a hole into the bottom of each egg carton portion, just large enough for the clothespins to slot in (I poked the initial hole with scissors).

Clothespin Poke (1)

For the first round, I pushed all the clothespins in and presented the egg carton to Veronika, so it was her job to pull them out!

Clothespin Poke (2)

A few of them got a little snagged on the springs but she was very patient puzzling this out, and so proud when they came free.

Clothespin Poke (3)

Once she had a pile of clothespins next to her, of course she had to poke them right back in again.

Clothespin Poke (5)

And again.

Clothespin Poke (7)

And again.

Clothespin Poke (8)

I loved seeing her return to this throughout the day, pausing to insert a few or pull out a few and then heading off to other games. It was a great way to keep little hands busy!

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