Fine Motor Activity: Pulling Leaves from A Stem

Puling small leaves from the stem of a plant is a great fine motor activity. Students will work on their finger coordination skills, strengthening the muscles of the hand, and using their thumb and pointer finger to create a pincer grasp. Encourage your student to make a “finish pile.”

Encourage your student to use her or his non-dominant hand to hold the stem while s/he uses the dominant hand to pull the leaves.

Use the leaves to create shape outlines, or draw a shape, letter, or number in chalk and have your student place the leaves along the lines to work on visual perceptual skills.

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