Did you know that the elves have been busy hanging up the stockings! What will you find in each stocking? Walk through and carefully step over the criss-crossed clothesline. Can you collect all of the stockings and surprises?
This Christmas Clothespin Obstacle course helps kids to “slow down” this holiday season in order to move carefully through the yarn maze. It requires motor planning and body awareness and focuses on fine motor skills and pinch strength to clip and unfasten the clothespins to release a surprise filled stocking.
The level of challenge can be modified for all skill levels
Smaller clothespins will require more dexterity but less strength, whereas larger clothespins are easier to grasp, but harder to squeeze open.
Create an “out of bounds” where the kids have to stay on the mat or must belly crawl to reach the lower stockings. For additional practice, once the game is over, help the elves by setting up the stockings for the next child to get some additional repetitions in.
To simplify, make a dot or place a sticker on the end of the clothespin so kids know which end to pinch. Allow small children to pull the stockings off, rather than pinching the clothespin to release.
Hide a real treat such as a mini candy cane or a toy inside one of the stockings as a reward for completing the obstacle course or save it to use as a reward at the end of the session. Have fun!
Watch the video at the end of the post!
Christmas Clothespin Obstacle Course
You will need
- Thick yarn
- Mini stockings
- Small items such as jingle bells, mini candy canes or other fun items for each stocking.
Recommendations: You can find mini stockings at crafts stores, dollar stores and www.orientaltrading.com
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