Eye droppers are the perfect activity for developing a pincer grasp.
Use them to drop bits of colored water onto paper towels for a pretty
art project or for any other fun activity!
All you need is a shoelace. Develop hand, finger, and eye-hand coordination.
Download "Lacing Cards" Here
Mini Dice Set
Shake and roll small 3/8" dice in two to promote bilateral
coordination and to develop the palmar arches of the hand. Use dice
of different color to make the activity fun.
Ice Cream Pop Cone
Good for thumb stabilization. Hold the plastic ice cream cone, use
your thumb to release lever and watch ice cream fly!
All you need is a deck of plastic coated cards. A fun way to work
the muscles of the hand.
Ice Cube Container
Put cheerios (or whatever motivates your child) into each compartment
of the ice cube container. Cheerios or other treats can only be
removed using the pincer grip.
Maze activities are stimulating, challenging and the ultimate motor
Download "Maze" Here
You will need to make a fishing pole (stick, thread, magnet) and
attach metal paperclip to each fish. Encourages eye-hand coordination
and ocular tracking.
Download "Fish" Here
Use big wooden beads and a pipe cleaner or cord to start. When your
child becomes successful, change pipe cleaner or cord to shoelace.
You can also change beads to pasta and make "macaroni necklace".
Use paperboard carton and make round holes of different sizes but
tightly fitting the cork. Ask your child to put corks into holes
in the carton. Many children prefer this activity to a shapesorter.
Color Paper Clips
Use plastic coated paper clips of different color and chain them
Teach your child to zip and unzip the bag. Put a toy or chip inside
the bag to make the activity fun.
Reusable Sticker Book
Open & Close Jar (put something inside
You will need play-doh and toothpicks for this activity. Ask your
child to roll a play-doh ball first, then put toothpicks in it one
by one to make a porcupine. You can also use small candles and make
a birthday cake.