For Parents

Object balancing

by Bhavini Pandya November 18, 2020

Are you wanting to develop your child’s fine motor skills? Try this fun What’s in my tray? activity to combine fine motor skills and maths learning.

What to do:

  • Gather a tray and two empty containers (We have used the SortED inserts)
  • Place numbers 1-20 in one container.
  • Find small objects to place in the other container (we have used EDx rainbow pebbles)
  • Ask your child to pick a number first.
  • Then they have to use that many pebbles or small objects to build a tower where all the objects are balancing on one another.
  • The picture above shows the number 8 is chosen and then next to it is a small tower which has 8 pebbles.

Challenge– Can you build one using any number over 15?