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Pincer Penguin


This activity works on pincer grasp and body awareness skills by creating a penguin out of different size pom-poms and glue.


Glue, Pom-poms, Wiggle Eyes


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). , Body Awareness (?)The sense and understanding of the location of the different body parts, as well as how they move., Hand Dexterity, In-hand Manipulation, Pincer Control, Pincer Grasp, Sequencing, and Tactile Perception (?)Tactile Perception (sometimes referred to as touch perception) is the brain's ability to understand (perceive) what the hands are feeling.


You will need black, white, and orange colored pom-poms to create the body, head, wings, beak, and feet of the penguin.

Instruct the child to glue 1 large black pom-pom and 1 large white pom-pom together. This will be the body of the penguin.

Glue 2 small sized black pom-poms to the body. These will be the wings.

Glue 2 small sized orange pom-poms to the other side of the body. These will be the feet.

Instruct the child to take a medium size black pom-pom and glue a small sized orange pom-pom on it. This will the beak. Glue 2 wiggle eyes above the beak. This will be the head of the penguin.

Glue the head of the penguin to the body.
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