Fine Motor Activity: Peeling “Helicopter Leaves” to Get the Seed out

Add another layer to this fun outdoor activity! Not only can you work on fine motor coordination skills while you peel the leaves, but you can also address visual perceptual skills by having your student line the seeds up to make different shapes. Another option is to draw shapes or letters with chalk and have your student place the seeds directly over the lines.

My nieces like to pretend to cook with the seeds. They combine the seeds with other objects they can find in nature to make ‘stone soup’ and ‘dandelion salad.’ Get creative and encourage your student to use her/his imagination!

Posted in Bilateral Coordination, Motor Planning, Visual Perceptual by with comments disabled.
Skip to toolbar