This activity promotes pincer grasp and visual motor skills by creating and decorating an acorn shape.
Draw an acorn on the construction paper (see images for example) or you can let the child trace an acorn stencil to promote fine motor control and visual-motor skills.
Let the child cut the acorn shape using scissors.
Using a piece of small sponge instruct the child to pinch it and dip it into the paint then stamp and paint the bottom part of the acorn cut out. You can also use q-tips or cotton balls to paint.
Encourage the child to fill in the entire bottom part of the acorn.
Have the child spread glue on the top part of the acorn.
Provide the child with a few dry leaves. Instruct the child to crumble the leaves inside the palm of his hand and then spread them on the glue. This will promote finger strength and finger translation.
You may also use beans to cover the top area of the acorn.