In order to work on in-hand manipulation skills with some kids, I decided to use little pieces of broken off crayon. I had them hold two crayons at the same time, one in their palm, and one in their fingers. Then I had them draw a shape (I had circles and rainbows) with one color, manipulate the crayons in their hand to switch to the next one, and draw with the other color.
This was a challenge for all of the kids that I worked with, and I thought it would make a great home activity for the kids to do over school breaks. I made some circle paper, and some rainbow paper, and I made a home program explaining what they were supposed to be doing.
- Small broken crayons
- home program (optional)
- Fine motor
- In-hand manipulation