This is a fun activity that promotes the child’s fine motor skills and works mainly on bilateral use of hands and pincer grasp as the child tears the construction paper into small pieces.
For this activity, you will need to use a red, yellow, orange, green, blue, and purple construction paper.
Draw a line in the middle of the paper plate and have the child cut along the line you drew. Using the pen, draw 5 curves, spaced 1-inch from each other.
Draw a vertical line on each of the construction papers, making a 1-inch strip. Ask the child to cut along the lines you drew. Before the child tears the strips, ask him to arrange the strips in the correct order of the colors of the rainbow.
Have the child tear each strip into pieces. Encourage him to use both hands and tear the pieces from top to bottom. If you want to work more on scissors skills or visual-motor skills, you can draw lines on the strips (straight, crocked or curved) and have the child cut along the lines you drew.
Finally, have the child glue the small pieces onto the paper plate, using the curved lines you drew to place the colors in the correct order.