Unrolling the mat was fairly easy, but rolling the placemats took a bit more concentration. Jonathan would get overly excited and try to hurry through the exercise, just to find it didn't look correct. So not only did this help him develop fine motor control, but it also helped us learn a little bit more about being patient as well!
Jonathan really enjoyed this activity and returned to it several times during the week. His friend A. (3 years) also was really drawn to the activity. Both children found it challenging, but not overly so. I think this will be in our Tot School rotation frequently!
I'm linking this up to Montessori Monday over at Living Montessori Now and One Hook Wonder.