Hanging Hooks

Hanging Hooks
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Teach fine motor skills while having fun with s-hooks.

0 minutes
24 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 2 tots


  • 5 or more S hooks
  • 1 small tension rod/ grate (I used an un-used freezer shelf)
  • 2 chairs, stools, or small tables (these are used to support the grate or tension rod)
  • 2 ribbons or strings (to tie the grate or rod to the chairs)
  • 4 Rubber bands
  • 5 or more toys that hang


  1. Use the ribbon or string to tie a tension rod or grate between two small tables or chairs.
  2. Hang a number of s-hooks on the rod or grate. Show your child how the hooks can be hung and un-hung both on the rod and on each other.
  3. Invite your child to join in the fun of hanging.
  4. As he or she masters the skill of hanging and unhanging hooks, introduce rubber bands to the puzzle and show your child how to attach two s-hooks with a rubber band.
  5. Add toys that can be hung up on hooks to the mix and show your child how they can be hung.

Developmental skills