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Clip the Kites

Purpose

The activity is designed to develop and promote fine motor and visual motor skills, as well as to strengthen the finger muscles by manipulating school supplies.

Materials

Construction Paper, Crayons, Markers, Paper Clips, Scissors

Skills

Bilateral Hand Use (?)The use of both hands simultaneously, in a controlled manner, to perform an activity (i.e. clapping hands, using your one hand to hold a pencil while the other is used to stabilize the paper). , Cutting, Eye-Hand Coordination, and Visual Motor

Description

Use different colors construction paper, and draw 4-5 diamonds, about 4x6 inches in size.

Instruct the child to cut out the diamond shapes. If the child has difficulties with cutting, we recommend providing thicker lines to cut on.

Using the crayons, let the child decorate the kites.

Have the child write any number between 1-10 on each kite. If the child is unable to write numbers independently, provide assistance as needed (i.e. write the numbers for him and let him trace them).

Using the paper clips, instruct the child to clip together a chain of paper clips with corresponding number of paper clips to the number written on the kite.

Once the right number of paper clips are clipped together, have the child match the chain with the corresponding kite.
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