Neat Pincer Grasp Activity for Fine Motor Function
Neat Pincer Grasp is a precision grasp using the very tips of the thumb and the pointer finger to pick up and hold very small items. Sometimes, the fingernails are used in the grasp of items. Neat pincer grasp is used to pick up and hold a pin, a needle in sewing activities, or super small beads like Perler Beads. This can be a tricky grasp for kids with difficulties in fine motor skills or core weakness.
is my favorite for it’s bright color that doesn’t thin as it dries.
Get the kids in on the painting fun for tool use with the paint brushes. Let the paint dry. Have your kids peel the long strips of tape from the dry erase board. Peeling those long strands of tape is another workout for little fingers. Not only do they have to use a neat pincer grasp to pick at and peel up the edge of the tape, they need to peel up long strands with coordination and control to keep the tape from sticking on itself. This can be a tricky activity for adults, depending on how long the tape strands are. If you’ve ever painted walls and peeled off the painter’s tape, then you know the stickiness of masking tape.
Tape sticking to itself isn’t a problem, though. Show your kids how to stick it to paper and create artwork with the painted tape. Tear the tape into small pieces for an intrinsic muscle strengthening exercise.