Wild Flower Bouquet Activity for Toddlers with a Fine Motor Twist

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This fine motor bouquet is such a simple activity to do with your toddlers all summer long while those dandelions and wild flowers are growing everywhere!

This wild flower bouquet activity is super simple and quick to prep. Bonus it works on fine motor skills with both picking the flower, and threading it into the cardboard vase.

I love it when the wildflowers are blooming!

Whether it’s a sign of spring, the lush and full fields of summer, or the final blooms of autumn.

Doesn’t matter to me.

I have actually planted a bunch of wildflower seeds all over the hill at the very back of our yard with the kids just to enjoy even more variety.

My kids love these flowers too! Especially the ones they planted from seeds!

And my toddlers and preschoolers are always interested in any activity that involves picking flowers, wild or not!

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How to Make Wild Flower Bouquet Activity for Toddlers

This fine motor bouquet is such a simple activity to do with your toddlers all summer long while those dandelions and wildflowers are growing everywhere!

I have wanted to make a new fine motor activity for my toddler that involved wild flowers.

This morning we received a large cardboard box in the mail.

Not big enough to build a fort, but plenty big enough to inspire a flower activity for my toddler!

This wild flower bouquet activity is super simple, perfect for toddlers, and quick to prep.

Bonus, it works on fine motor skills with both picking the flower and threading it into the cardboard vase.

Supplies Needed to Make Your Own Flower Bouquet Activity for Toddlers:

Supplies needed to make a flower bouquet fine motor activity for toddlers.
  • Piece of thick cardboard
  • Markers
  • Knife (craft knife is easiest)
  • Pencil (sharpened)

Preparing Wild Flower Bouquet Activity:

First thing I did was cut out my squares of cardboard from the shipping box we recently received from Amazon.

Next, I used a thick black marker to draw the outline of a vase on the bottom half of the cardboard piece.

Draw simple vase shapes onto cardboard pieces.

For my toddler I drew flowers inside the vase for her to color in.

But for my preschooler, I left the vase empty for him to design his own vase.

Next, I took my sharpened pencil and poked holes in the cardboard for the flowers to go through.

Make sure to push the pencil through far enough to make the holes wide enough to easily thread the stems into.

I started with a big circle and filled in the centre.

For my toddler I was careful not to make too many holes, and to keep them far enough apart.

Poke holes in the cardboard for threading flowers through in your outdoor activity.

This option helps make sure the activity is easy enough for toddlers to thread the flower stems through.

And thus, your toddlers will be able to complete the tasks and feel very proud of their work like mine did!

Decorating Your Vases (Optional)

At this point I chose to let my toddler and preschooler make this flower activity their own.

Color in the cases or decorate as desired.

I encouraged my kids to color in the vase however they wanted. And to use as many colors as they could!

Preschoolers can decorate however they want to

I encouraged Charlie to draw stems coming down to the vase from each flower spot, but he wasn’t interested in doing that.

Totally cool.

I find it is always better to follow their lead in an activity.

Color in the cases or decorate as desired.

Maisie had a blast coloring in her vase!

Maisie loved coloring in each line and boarder and then to color in each flower a different color.

Color in the cases or decorate as desired.

I wish I had drawn the stems in on her bouquet.

I would recommend that. As I think it will add a fun and full element to this toddler flower activity.

That’s it. Your flower activity is now ready.

Take it to the backyard, park, or even on the trail next time you go for a little hike as a family.

Hey, you could decorate and color the vases as a car activity on the way to the trail.

Wild Flower Bouquet Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers

I showed Maisie that these little holes are for her to put flowers into to make a big beautiful bouquet for mommy!

My kids absolutely love making a bouquet for mommy!

Add a fine motor twist to your next wild flower bouquet with this simple cardboard vase activity that’s simple for toddlers and easy to make.

One thing I have always noticed with my toddlers is that I had to teach them how to pick flowers so the stem is long enough to actually make a bouquet.

So I took some time at the beginning of this activity to remind them how to pick flowers so there is a good long stem.

Picking Flowers: Easy Steps for Toddlers

  • follow down from the flower to find the bottom of the stem near the ground.
  • hold onto it there with one hand
  • grab the stem with the other hand right above the first one.
  • hold tight with bottom hand
  • pull hard with second hand
  • twist if its extra tricky

After each flower was picked my toddler would thread it into one of the holes in our activity vase we made earlier.

Add a fine motor twist to your next wild flower bouquet with this simple cardboard vase activity that’s simple for toddlers and easy to make.

This took a lot of concentration.

Which was awesome because I knew she was learning and improving her skills.

Strengthen and develop fine motor skills with a super simple and cute wild flower bouquet activity for toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy outdoors.

There was plenty of fine motor skills practice for my toddler in this flower activity.

She was strengthening her pincer grasp when she picked the flowers, especially the stronger stemmed ones.

She was improving her fine motor control while threading the stem into the hole.

And again the pincer grasp when she would pull the stem through from the other side with just 2 fingers!

Strengthen and develop fine motor skills with a super simple and cute wild flower bouquet activity for toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy outdoors.

We loved this simple little flower bouquet activity.

It started to rain and we all ran indoors!

And then the kids asked if we could go back out after and do it all over again.

Which we did!

What are some of your favorite ways to use wild flowers?