This unicorn fine motor activity is easy to make, great as a quiet time activity and can be brought out on a rainy day to keep the kids entertained.
I’ve also added a few ideas on how to extend the activity for older children.
Make your unicorn
Some of our best moments of play are with ordinary home made games we make.
This morning I drew a unicorn on some old card, Hamish coloured the horn with crayon and then he exercised those fine motor and co-ordination skills as he decorated the unicorns mane with pegs.
To make your own you will need:
- Black marker
- Crayons,markers or paint
- Colourful pegs
How to make your unicorn
To make your unicorn start by drawing a unicorn head shape onto a thick piece of card with the black marker. Add details like eyes, etc.
Cut your shape out.
Let your child colour the eyes, horn and ears with crayon, marker or if you prefer paint.
When the unicorn head has been coloured, give your child a small container with coloured pegs and show them how to peg them onto the unicorn shape to form a mane.
Another great way to use this would be to help your child learn to make patterns by pegging the coloured pegs into a colour sequence.
You could also number the pegs, label them with the alphabet or with your child’s name to enhance the activity for older children.