a fun Montessori-ish activity for preschoolers
Anyways, she said that one of the things they’d do with the kids was to give them modeling clay, and golf tees, and golf balls. The kids could stick the golf tees in the clay, and try to balance the ball on top. Or, they could just be creative with it. All good especially for fine motor skills.
So, today I gave it a shot. I already had some modeling clay. I purchased a bag of golf tees (less than $3) and some ‘practice’ golf balls (they are softer, and less likely to break something if thrown!).
I put art smocks on them to prevent the smearing of colorful clay on their clothes, and let them go at it! There was immediate interest as it was something “different”, and fun.
Here’s some of the results of the activity:
Overall, a fun activity, and easy to pull off. Relatively cheap, especially if you already have a golfer in the family! Can get a little messy, but if you go into it knowing that, and being okay with it, then it’s not a big deal.