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Picking Flowers

Work on your child's pincer grasp with this fun flower activity!

Materials Needed

Picking Flowers

Difficulty Level: Medium

Time Needed: 10 minutes

Best done: Indoors

Main Movement: Pincer Grasp

Hand on flower on window

Materials Needed

  • Cardboard

  • Scissors

  • Construction Paper (scraps okay)

  • Glue

  • Tape

Let's Play!

  • To begin this activty, draw the basic shape of a flower, seperating the center circle from the petals on your cardboard - making it as large as possible. (Draw a large circle and large petals). Do not worry about it looking pretty, your child won't care!

  • Next, cut out your cardboard shapes, ensuring not to leave any sharp edges. 

  • Trace these pieces onto your construction paper. Cut the shapes out of the construction paper and glue them onto the cardboard.

  • Then:

    • 6 months+ (laying down): place the flower on the floor and encourage your child to pick up the pieces and set them back down again. (Raking motion is great too)!

    • 9 months + : Fold the tape over onto itself and stick the flower shapes to the floor, encouraging your child to pull them off and stick them back on.​

    • 12 months + (Standing unassisted): Tape the flower to a window and encourage your child to pull the pieces off and stick them back on.

**Older children optional challenge: Encourage your child to peel the pieces off and move all of them to a different window - this will work on spatial recognition while adding in a walking element. 

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