Pincer Fine Motor Skill Practice

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Welcome to another fine motor skills friday! This week we are working on the pincer with some mommy birds and her young.

pincer and fine motor skills practise

For this set up you will need:

  • an egg tray
  • pipe cleaners
  • pom poms
  • googly eyes
  • pegs
  • feathers
  • small bits of foam or felt for the beaks
  • glue gun

Construction of the setup is rather simple. Heat up the glue gun and make 3 dots on your pom pom and use a pair of tweezers to position the eyes and beak in place. Repeat until you have a few baby birds.

For the mother bird I used a wooden peg, added a pair of googly eyes and a feather.

upclose of a chick

We made 9 little chicks. To make the worms twirl the pipe cleaner around your finger to get a spiral and cut it up the middle to leave neat round worms.pom pom bird chikcs

Use the pegs (aka mommy bird) to pick up the pipe cleaners (worms) and feed them to the chicks in the nest.
mommy peg bird picks up worm fine motor skills

Complete until all the chicks are fed. My 4 year old really enjoyed this activity. feed the worm to chicks fine motor skills

All the chicks are now fed.all the worms are fed fine motor skills

An added activity is to use the pegs to transfer the chicks around the nest.moving around the chicks

My 4 year old said this was to tuck the baby birds into bed.transfering chicks within the nest fine motor skills

My 19 month old also joined in this activity in her own way. I showed her how to use the pegs to pick up things but she struggled to get a good grip and resorted to using her own fingers to perform the tasks.toddler fine motor skills and try

More peg practice is coming for this little one 🙂 All in all a very enjoyable activity for the kids!toddler fine motor skills

Looking for more fine motor skills activities?

Check out what our co-hosts have been up to this week!

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