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Punch It

Purpose

This activity helps in developing cutting skills.

Materials

Construction Paper, Hole Puncher, Index Cards

Skills

Cutting, Hand Arches/Separation, and Intrinsic Muscle Development

Description

For this activity you might want to use a one hole or a shaped hole puncher. Have the child punch random holes on stiff paper/index cards using the hole puncher. Promote the child to alternate squeezing the lever with their thumb and first finger, then thumb and middle finger, and so on. This will help in developing the small muscles of their hands in addition to thumb opposition.
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