Pine cones elastics

There are an abundance of activities to strengthen children's dexterity and fine motor skills, but this one is simple to execute and create. Working the elastic bands off the pine cone takes thinking, patience and problem solving all the while exercising those small muscles with the resistance of the bands. Why not share this experience with your child and take turns, you wrapping the bands and pine cone for them to unravel and then them doing the same for you. It's not as easy as it looks and takes some perseverance!

Thanks to

The Imagination Tree

for the picture