Open and Close

Opening and closing objects assists children in developing their fine motor skills and coordination of movement. Create your own opening and closing activities from containers and bags found at home.

Home Lesson One

  1. Locate three containers from around your home and place them in a basket
  2. Demonstrate how to open and close one container
  3. Invite your child to continue the activity

Home Lesson Two

  1. Extend on this activity by adding additional containers with different open and close latches and increase the number of containers

Home Lesson Three

  1. For a further extension include bags with different open and close mechanisms such as zipper and magnetic clasps

Curriculum Area

Practical Life

Age Group

Infant 6 months – 6 years


  • Developing hand-eye coordination
  • Develop concentration
  • Develop fine motor skills

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