This holiday activity works on cutting skills and promotes pincer grasp by creating a Christmas tree from different sized circles.
For this activity you will need green (tree), brown (tree trunk), red (ornaments), and yellow (ornaments) construction paper.
Draw different sized circles on the green construction paper. Make sure the circles do not overlap. These will be used to create the tree.
Cut the circles out by following the lines using scissors.
If you have a circle puncher, you can have the child punch circles from the construction paper. This will enhance hand strength.
Instruct the child to use a single hole puncher and punch holes in the yellow and red construction paper. These will be the ornaments on the tree.
Glue the green construction paper circles together in a triangular shape (to resemble a Christmas tree).
Using a pincer grasp, instruct the child to pick up the little yellow and red dots, one at a time, and glue them to the green circles.
Cut a rectangle shape from the brown construction paper. Attach it to the tree as a trunk.