B has been working on improving her hand strength and fine motor skills. I have tried a variety of tweezers/tongs and they all have proved relatively challenging for her. I found these wooden tongs at Cost Plus World Market and they are much easier for her to manipulate. I created an easy fine motor skills activity using tongs, pom poms and paint palette trays.
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You will need:
- Pom poms
- Paint palette
My daughter loved moving the pom poms from the cup to the paint palette trays.
I also used the opportunity to help her with her color recognition by asking her to move a green one and then a yellow one.
To create your own fine motor skills activity, simply use the tongs with your choice of manipulatives (cotton balls would work well). If you don't have a sorting tray or paint palette an empty egg carton will do the job.
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