Here is a cute little activity that combines in hand manipulation with fine motor control to place objects in just the right place. I made some leaves, printed them on cardstock, and laminated them to give them more strength. Then I balanced the leaf on a little cube. It is like the leaf is floating in the water.
Then the students have to pick up small bugs, or squinkies and place them on the leaf one at a time, trying to place them so that the leaf doesn’t tip over. I made it harder by holding all of the little pieces in the hand at one time, and having to move them one by one to the fingers to place them on the leaf.
You can print out one leaf per page, or two leaves per page.
- Leaves to cut out (one leaf per page, and two leaves per page)
- Cube or block to balance on
- Bugs or squinkies to place on the leaves
- Fine motor
- In hand manipulation
- Fine motor precision