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Hammering (Fine Motor)

Practicing fine motor skills by hammering golf tees into styrofoam

Month 11 · Activity 21 ·   Physical Activities  


  • You will need a small hammer (plastic or wooden), large piece of styrofoam, and colored golf tees
  • Ask child to pound the golf tees into the styrofoam
  • Depending on the color of the tees, ask child to select 2 red tees to pound; 4 white tees; etc.


Help child by holding the tee while child pounds with hammer.  Alternate with child holding tee while you pound with hammer.


Continue with different directions - Can you make a triangle with the tees? A straight line? A square? etc.  OR can you make a pattern with the tees - 2 red and 3 white and repeat the pattern OR can you make a capital letter P with the tees, or the letter S, etc.


  • small "play" hammer (plastic or wooden)
  • large piece of styrofoam (egg cartons)
  • colored golf tees
  • Language Skills
  • Math & Science Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills