May the Fourth be With You! Do you have a ton of Star Wars fans at your house? My house has three boys plus a daddy that go crazy for action scenes with light sabers. All of my children enjoy dressing up no matter what character or superhero they are into at the moment. Since we have full sized light sabers I thought it would be fun to create a tot tray variety for Lil’ Red. I also love creating activities that use materials we already have around the house.
This post is part of a Kid Blogger Network Star Wars Blog Hop so be sure to check out all the other incredible ideas at the bottom of this post! Hope you enjoy our Star Wars Light Saber fine motor activity!
I decided to create a simple fine motor activity by making mini light sabers from bamboo sticks, wooden beads, and pony beads. This activity requires supervision due to the small piece which could pose a choking hazard. Lil’ Red found one of the wooden beads, which came from a vehicle seat cover that broke, and placed one in his mouth! I told him no but he put on a mischievous grin and proceeded to do so anyways. He gave the bead to me quickly when asked but still had an ornery grin on his face.
Supplies Needed for Light Saber Fine Motor Activity:
Preparation of Light Saber Fine Motor Activity:
I gathered my supplies and got the light sabers ready before my children woke up. I wanted to see if I could make them as a surprise for Big Red (5 yrs. old) and Lil’ Red (20 mths. old). I painted the handles aka wooden beads with silver paint. Then I cut, sanded and colored the bamboo sticks. Once the handles were dry I hot glued 3 wooden beads onto each handle and viola the light sabers were ready to go.
I set the tray out with the pony beads and light sabers. Lil’ Red went to work threading the beads onto the light sabers! He didn’t always use the correct color but his concentration was amazing. I did tell him the names of the colors and he repeated a few of the color names. Overall he just had fun using his fingers and eyes to precisely work this activity.
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Gude @HodgePodgeCraft says
What a great idea! I am sure most parents would have these supplies to hand – I love an activity with very little prep… 😉
Cathy @ Our Mini Family says
Love this little motor activity! And it’s perfect timing for the “May the Fourth Be With You” craze this week! Thanks so much for linking up at the Our Mini Linky Party this week–I hope you join us again on Saturday! 🙂
looks like a great project for developing those fine motor skills and focus!
You can also upgrade it to a ‘real’ lightsabre activity involving batteries, wiring, LED lights and some sort of tubing for older ones – my sister and I loved making things out of LED’s when we were small and a lightsabre would have been ideal!
[email protected] Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide says
This is a great idea! Your son is so cute working so hard in the pics. I pinned this. Thanks for linking up at Wonderful Wednesday. I hope you will link up again starting this evening!