Catch a Heart Fine Motor & Sorting Activity

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Look at this easy-to-set up and so-great-for-learning-hands-on hearts fine motor tray! PS- do check out these Fine Motor Books , almost 200 fun fine motor activities in two ebooks!
Catch a heart
Pipecleaners and a tray is all you need! (A tray with three compartments like THIS ONE) and a wire bender if you choose, but not necessary.
Materials needed
I cut the pipecleaners as shown below. One whole pipecleaner for a large heart, half of a pipecleaner for a medium heart and a third of a pipecleaner for the small hearts.

You can cut as many hearts and sizes as you want. I chose small, medium and large because it works well with the tray😝 and it is vocabulary my 5 year old needs to learn.

Bend another pipecleaner into a hook.


Show your child to sort the hearts according to size after “catching” the heart. Fine motor skills and perceptual skills at work here.

Catching and sorting

Make a game out of it and time yourself, beat each other’s times or beat your best score.

A fun fine motor activity to make today!

Catch a heart

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