Wednesday, July 16, 2014
3 Hand Strengthening Activities in the Kitchen
Here are three ways to strengthen the muscles in the hands using simple items from around the kitchen:
1. Garlic Press and Mini Sponges: Cut up and wet some sponges. The child puts a mini sponge into the garlic press and squeezes the water out of the sponge. Not only does this strengthen the muscles in the hand and forearm it requires a significant amount of bilateral coordination.
2. Tongs and Sponges: When all the water has been squeezed out of the sponges, use kitchen tongs to lift each sponge and place in a mini muffin container.
3. "Juice" the Sponges: Wet the sponges again. The child takes one sponge at a time and presses it over the juicer to collect the water from the sponges.