This fall activity promotes pincer grasp by using tongs to move and glue leaves across midline.
Use a brown construction paper and draw a rectangle to be used as the tree’s trunk.
Let the child cut out the rectangle to promote visual motor skills.
Ask the child to glue the brown rectangle on piece of white construction paper.
Using the crayons or markers, have the child draw a few branches coming out of the trunk of the tree on the white construction paper.
Instruct the child to mark a few dots using the glue on each branch.
Place some leaves on the table on the child’s non dominant side.
Provide the child with tweezers or tongs and have him catch one leaf at a time and move across the midline to place it on top of a glue dots.
Repeat until all leaves are glued on the tree.