Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Simply Made ~ Clothespin Games

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Clothespin Games are two-fold in their purpose. They can address target learning skills and they are great for strengthening fine motor skills in little hands. Plus, clothespins are cheap! You can find them at the dollar stores in the laundry supplies. I prefer the wooden clothespins because they can be written on to address skills.

There are a variety of ways to make simple clothespin games:
  • ABC Order: Label clothespins A-Z and have kids pin them to a hanger in the correct order.
  • Number Order: Label clothespins 1-20 and have kids pin them to a hanger in the correct order.
  • Spelling: Use the A-Z clothespins to spell names, sight words, etc.
  • Word Families: Use the A-Z clothespins when working on word families. Have kids change the first letter to change the words.
Creative Clothespin Games To Make:

Printable Clothespin Games:
Do you have a clothespin game to share? Let us know in the comments!


    Savannah said...

    thanks for the new ideas! i have a couple of clothepins games (upper/lower case matching here but i'm in need of a new game for the kids..these are perfect

    Tonya said...

    I am always using clothespins in my work as an Occupational Therapist.  Here are some games that I play with them.