Sensory Play, Fine Motor Skills, Color Recognition
Fine Motor Skills Development - Fill Up the Bottle - 7 Days of Play

Fine Motor Skills Development – Fill Up the Bottle

rainbow pasta being played with in sensory play and for fine motor skills development

Here is a fun way to strengthen fine motor skills development while recognizing all the colors in the rainbow!

Keep on reading to find out how simple it is to set up this activity, plus more ways to play with it!

Fine Motor Skill Development and so Much More with this Rainbow Sensory Activity

There are so many different skills that are being tapped into using this simple activity. From hand-eye coordination to fine motor skills and color recognition, you can use one activity to teach so many different skills.

Selecting the different colored pastas and organizing them in the bottle is such a great exercise! Plus, you can even extend the learning by using the rainbow pasta bottle as a sensory bottle!

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Watch the Video to See This Fine Motor Skills Development Activity in Action!

Older kids can enjoy sorting the pasta by color and collecting them all together in the bottle.  The pasta’s colors and textures make this a fun sensory activity for any child and even would make a great activity for toddlers. For younger toddlers, skip the color sorting and just have fun picking up the pasta and pushing it into the bottle – that is all they need for fine motor skills development!

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Watch the Video to See This Fine Motor Skills Development Activity in Action!

Older kids can enjoy sorting the pasta by color and collecting them all together in the bottle.  The pasta’s colors and textures make this a fun sensory activity for any child and even would make a great activity for toddlers. For younger toddlers, skip the color sorting and just have fun picking up the pasta and pushing it into the bottle – that is all they need for fine motor skills development!

All activities should be supervised by an adult. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links.

How to Dye Pasta and Other Alternatives

Pasta is one of the best sensory play objects because it’s cheap and easy to find at the grocery store! Learn more about how to safely dye pasta for sensory play.

If you feel uncomfortable using a food product in play, there are other great alternatives like pom poms and craft sticks! These objects can be picked up and pushed into a recycled bottle in the same way the pasta is.

Keep in mind that objects like pom poms are small parts and are a choking hazard. Parental supervision is required!

Materials

  • Empty Bottle

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

Using your tape, make stripes of each color across the bottle.

Step 2

Lay out your rainbow pasta.

Step 3

Let your kids sort the pasta into the bottle, based on the colors on the side of the bottle.

Step 4

Once done, you can use the rainbow pasta end bottles to create rainbow sensory bottles!

Step 1

Using your tape, make stripes of each color across the bottle.

Step 2

Lay out your rainbow pasta.

Step 3

Let your kids sort the pasta into the bottle, based on the colors on the side of the bottle.

Step 4

Once done, you can use the rainbow pasta end bottles to create rainbow sensory bottles!

Benefits of Fine Motor Skills Development

Strengthening fine motor skills is so important. We aren’t born with fine motor skills. Rather, the early years are a crucial time to develop them as they are critical for so many practical life skills like buttoning, zipping, tying and holding a pencil.

Fine motor skills refers to the strengthening of the muscles in the hands and fingers. As these muscles get stronger, their movements become more refined and coordinated.

So, while this rainbow pasta bottle activity may seem simple and easy for grown ups. It is actually quite tricky for young kids! Plus, adding the tape allows for color recognition skills and introduces the concept of capacity!

boy holding up rainbow sensory bottle with pasta

If you are looking for more activities for fine motor skills development, check out our comprehensive list that we are constantly adding to!

boy holding up rainbow sensory bottle with pasta

Benefits of Fine Motor Skills Development

Strengthening fine motor skills is so important. We aren’t born with fine motor skills. Rather, the early years are a crucial time to develop them as they are critical for so many practical life skills like buttoning, zipping, tying and holding a pencil.

Fine motor skills refers to the strengthening of the muscles in the hands and fingers. As these muscles get stronger, their movements become more refined and coordinated.

So, while this rainbow pasta bottle activity may seem simple and easy for grown ups. It is actually quite tricky for young kids! Plus, adding the tape allows for color recognition skills and introduces the concept of capacity!

If you are looking for more activities for fine motor skills development, check out our comprehensive list that we are constantly adding to!

Store-Bought Activities For Fine Motor Skills Development

Here are my top picks for toys you can buy that strengthen fine motor skills!

Buckle and Threading Pillow

This colorful pillow is fantastic for fine motor skills with 12 buckles to explore as well as a threading exercise!

Color Sorting Rainbow

Strengthen fine motor skills while using tongs to color sort this beautifully crafted rainbow! Caution: small parts!

Color Sorting Maze

This wooden board has a magnetic wand and beads that can be sorted based on color! Great for fine motor skills too!

Pull and Play Tissue Box

This fun toy is great for babies and toddlers! It is a play tissue box that comes with 12 reusable scarves to encourage grasping and fine motor skills!

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