Category: Finger Exerciser

Pincher and Fine Motor Skills Practice

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Pincher and Fine Motor Skills Practice is a do it yourself activity designed for people with fine motor disabilities and autism to create "birds" and "worms" to play with.

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Step One: Gather materials.

  • an egg tray
  • pipe cleaners
  • pom poms
  • googly eyes
  • pegs
  • feathers
  • small bits of foam or felt for the beaks
  • glue gun

Step Two: Heat up the glue gun and make 3 dots on a pom pom.

Step Three: Use a pair of tweezers to position the eyes and beak in place.

Step Four: Repeat until you have a few baby birds.

Step Five: For the mother bird, use a wooden peg, add a pair of googly eyes and a feather.

Step Six: Next, the child makes the worms. They twirl the pipe cleaners around their finger to get a spiral and cut it up the middle to leave neat round worms.

Step Seven: Use the pegs (aka mommy bird) to pick up the pipe cleaners (worms) and feed them to the chicks in the nest.


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Powerful Mothering is a blog by Nicolette, a mother who homeschools her four children, that shares innovative learning ideas.