Pencil Control Activities with a Christmas Theme
He kept his lines within the stripes very nicely, and did not often go over the edges of the candy cane. This is a great activity for a new writer!
Our next activity was encouraging tripod grasp to manipulate pony beads. I had Little Guy pick up the beads and place them onto the bulbs of a Christmas Tree. You may have seen this picture on our Instagram feed or Facebook page.
Little Guy had to keep the beads on the circles and really concentrate on the lines. To manage the beads and place them gently on the circles, encouraged a tripod grasp with extended wrist for improved pencil control.
This Christmas tree was another easy DIY pencil control worksheet to throw together. Baby Girl (age 2) really liked this activity too.
I didn’t capture a picture of the next step, but I had Little Guy connect the bulbs with a pencil. I asked him to keep the pencil from going in the bulb, because it might break the light! Connecting the dots and concentrating on the lines of the circles was a great way to work on pencil control.
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to hold the paint and stamped some squares.
We waited until the next day when our present squares were dry.
I showed Little Guy how to make crosses on the presents (over Baby Girl’s added decorations!) so he could practice simple copying. He was to make the lines top to bottom and left to right to encourage improved pencil control in letter formation. He did pretty well!