Sunday, June 10, 2012

Shredded Paper Ball

Here is a simple activity made out of recycled materials.  Save a net bag from produce such as oranges, onions or avocados.  Place some shredded paper in the shape of a ball inside the net bag.  Twist the top of the bag and use painter's tape or duct tape to seal the top it.  Now give the shredded paper ball to the child.

You can play a game of catch with it.  Try kicking it with your foot and catching it.

When done playing with it, work on removing the shredded paper one piece at a time.

The activity encourages:
  • coordination skills
  • fine motor skills
  • pincer grasp  
Stay tuned for more activities to create out of recycled produce bags.

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