This preschool hammering tees activity is a super fun way for kids to do something they love while developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. My kids just love this!
I came up with this idea one day when I needed a break from the outdoor drama that often ensues with my children. Lately, they have been fighting over the ride-on toys and bikes and bubble wands.
I just wanted to quickly come up with something that could entertain both of them outdoors and without arguments. I saw the golf tees in a draw of supplies and thought hammering would be something they could both enjoy. I had just purchased this super economical and kid-sized wooden mallets, so wanted to put them to use.
Most of the activities I have seen had children hammer tees into styrofoam or something like that, but I didn’t want to do that outside. Then it dawned on me – why not the ground? It doesn’t get any easier than that!
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There is no set up for this activity! Just grab the supplies and head outdoors with the kids.
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Hammering Tees Outdoor Activity
I just left the container of golf tees on the ground with the mallets and invited the kids to go to town hammering. They were super excited to get started.
My son was thrilled with this activity. He had an awesome time hammering tees all over the ground. He grouped them in designs and by color. He even counted them.
The best part was all of the fine motor practice he was getting. Considering he dislikes many of the typical fine motor activities, I was happy he enjoyed this one so much. It was also an amazing way to develop hand-eye coordination! Plus, it develops gross motor skills and teaches a valuable life skill.
It was a bit of a challenge for my toddler. She preferred to stick the golf tees in the ground and avoid the hammer. She did use it a bit, but it wasn’t her cup of tea at the moment.
This is definitely something we will be doing again. It’s perfect for those times when you just need to occupy the kids and get a bit of a break for yourself.
Here are some more fine motor activities for kids!
Fine Motor Hammering from Stir the Wonder
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Muffin Tin Fine Motor Practice from Powerful Mothering
Painting Branches Fine Motor Activity from Stay at Home Educator