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Rubber Bands: Fine Motor Play

What you need

  • Lots of rubber bands 
  • Cans of food, water bottles, shampoos, kitchen roll tube, etc.


  • Hand eye coordination
  • Strengthens hand muscles, developing fine motor skills.

The experience

Set up your rubber bands and your household items on the floor/table. This experience involves stretching the rubber bands around different items.  

This activity can be challenging, so demonstrate first and encourage your toddler to give this a try. To extend this experience, you can encourage your toddler to remove the rubber bands too. You could even try stretching them over an open tupperware box – can your toddler strum the band(s), what sound does it make?