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Hand and Eye Coordination - Easy Feed the Baby Game - 7 Days of Play

Hand and Eye Coordination – Easy Feed the Baby Game

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This Feed the Baby activity is a fun and silly way for young kids to strengthen their hand and eye coordination and fine motor skills! It couldn’t be easier to set up, but will result in lasting fun even for the littlest’s short attention spans. Plus, they’ll be exercising critical skills in the process of playing!

Adapt the Activity Based on Your Child’s Development

The fun part about this activity is that you need very few household supplies to create it. You can easily make this with an empty cardboard box or even an empty milk carton as well. The most important thing to choose is what object the “baby” will be fed. We used pom poms, but use them with caution if your kiddo puts things in their mouths because if the pom pom is small enough it is a choking hazard. It is best to use large pom poms, or something edible like cereal that can be safely consumed, or a larger object that cannot be placed in the mouth. Afraid your kiddo may try to feed a real baby? See below for our “Feed the Animals” free printable activity!

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How to Create This Fun Hand and Eye Coordination Game

I just grabbed an old box and used my mediocre art skills to draw a baby! Your kiddo won’t care if it’s not perfect and their hand and eye coordination will still benefit no matter how realistic it looks or not. If you simply prefer not to draw at all, you could also print out a picture of a baby (grab one from google!), tape it to a box, and cut out a hole for a mouth! Easy peasy!

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How to Create This Fun Hand and Eye Coordination Game

I just grabbed an old box and used my mediocre art skills to draw a baby! Your kiddo won’t care if it’s not perfect and their hand and eye coordination will still benefit no matter how realistic it looks or not. If you simply prefer not to draw at all, you could also print out a picture of a baby (grab one from google!), tape it to a box, and cut out a hole for a mouth! Easy peasy!

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

What is Hand and Eye Coordination?

Hand-eye coordination is a gross motor skill all about the hands and eyes working together. It’s the process by which hands accurately coordinate with information processed by the vision system. This is a skill that is developed during the early years and instrumental for completion of simple daily tasks like pouring a glass of water to more advanced actions in playing sports.

In this activity, the child’s eyes are coordinating with their hands and fingers to accurately place the item inside the small “mouth” opening in the box. It may look easy, but for the littlest one it can be tricky!

For more hand-eye coordination games, don’t miss our DIY Fishing Game and Hatch the Egg printable activity!

Plus, in addition to hand and eye coordination, this activity strengthens the small muscles and hands and fingers known as fine motor skills, including the pincer grasp

What is Hand and Eye Coordination?

Hand-eye coordination is a gross motor skill all about the hands and eyes working together. It’s the process by which hands accurately coordinate with information processed by the vision system. This is a skill that is developed during the early years and instrumental for completion of simple daily tasks like pouring a glass of water to more advanced actions in playing sports.

In this activity, the child’s eyes are coordinating with their hands and fingers to accurately place the item inside the small “mouth” opening in the box. It may look easy, but for the littlest one it can be tricky!

For more hand-eye coordination games, don’t miss our DIY Fishing Game and Hatch the Egg printable activity!

Plus, in addition to hand and eye coordination, this activity strengthens the small muscles and hands and fingers known as fine motor skills, including the pincer grasp

Materials

  • Recycled Cardboard Box
  • Marker

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

Draw a baby face on the cardboard box and cut out a hole for the mouth.

 

Step 2

Have your child put the objects in the baby’s mouth to work on their hand and eye coordination. 

Step 1

Draw a baby face on the cardboard box and cut out a hole for the mouth.

Step 2

Have your child put the objects in the baby’s mouth to work on their hand and eye coordination. 

FREE Printable: Feed the Animals Activity

Don’t want your baby to try and feed another baby? This Feed the Animals activity is a  great alternative, plus it’s free and a printable you can easily set up!

Plus, not only do you get a bunny who is hungry for carrots, but a dog who wants bones and a cat who wants sardines are also included!

For more printable activities, visit our Printable Shop. It is filled with easy to set-up activities for early childhood education!

feed the animals printable activity worksheet fine motor skills for toddlers and preschool

FREE Printable: Feed the Animals Activity

Don’t want your baby to try and feed another baby? This Feed the Animals activity is a  great alternative, plus it’s free and a printable you can easily set up!

Plus, not only do you get a bunny who is hungry for carrots, but a dog who wants bones and a cat who wants sardines are also included!

For more printable activities, visit our Printable Shop. It is filled with easy to set-up activities for early childhood education!

More Hand and Eye Coordination Activities For Toddlers

Hand-eye coordination spans from big actions to small actions, here are a few ways kiddos can continue to strengthen this skill while playing!

Basketball Hoop

This indoor and outdoor basketball hoop adjusts to six heights from 2.5 to 4 feet. Great for motor skills!

Wooden Threading

These chunky wooden shapes are great for little hands to thread. It includes 8 different shaped beads and a stylus with a thread.

Pounding Toy

This classic pounding toy includes a wooden mallet. Great for strengthening fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

Velcro Balls and Mitts

This velcro set of mitts and balls is great for young kids just learning how to throw and catch balls!

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