This week we’ve been working with tongs and tweezers, which is great for practicing fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and building hand strength!
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Mastering the skills of using tongs and tweezers is necessary before moving on to scissors – the action is fairly similar. So here are three activity ideas that also include tower building, colour matching, and counting!
Blocks and Tongs
We used tongs to stack blocks. The fabric-covered puzzle blocks that I made several months ago were the perfect size.
It took F a few attempts to grip the blocks in the tongs.
But he did it!
Pom Poms, Tweezers, and Colour Matching
Cheerios and Counting
For this activity I wrote the numbers 1 to 12 in the base of an empty egg box. Then I provided the tongs, tweezers and a bowl of Cheerios.
I explained to him that we would try and put the right number of Cheerios in each section of the egg box. F went straight for the tweezers and started working on picking up the Cheerios and placing them in the egg box.
Tissue Paper Cornucopia Light Box from Stir the Wonder
Chalk Fire Game from School Time Snippets
Handmade Birthday Card from Little Bins for Little Hands