This is a playful activity that works on fine motor skills while also strengthening the hand and wrist muscles. Scissor skills can be difficult to learn; it requires a lot of concentration, hand-eye coordination and perseverance. Making scissor play a fun activity helps to elevate a lot of frustration that might ensue. Let your child explore pinching the tape and pulling/peeling with each hand. Ask, “Which hand feels most comfortable?” If you notice they are peeling the tape from the top, suggest they switch to starting from the bottom. This is a wonderful way to work the whole arm, using every muscle, which they will need later on when they are learning to write.
- Painters tape (any color you wish)
- Large Easel Paper
- Ribbon (any color you wish)
- Outline shoulders, neck, and face. Keep the drawing simple.
- Attach the face drawings to the wall.
- Cut strips of tape to make spiked hair and secure it to the wall above one of the faces.
- On the other face, tape the ribbon to the top of the face. You can leave it straight or curl it if you have a curly haired kiddo.
Tips with Miss Charlotte
Note: You can use strips of paper if you do not have ribbon.
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