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This Hole Punch Fine Motor Activity was inspired by my craft punches.
My kids love to use/play with my craft punches. We use them a lot in crafting, but I typically don’t let the kids use them unsurprised.
On a recent trip to the Dollar Tree I spotted hole punches and I grabbed one for the kids.
Setting up the Fine Motor Activity
At home, I pulled out a tray and some scrap paper and set up a fine motor activity for the kids. We do a lot of craft projects using card stock. I stick the scrap pieces in a box for activities and projects like this.
This activity is super simple to put together and inexpensive. You need a hole punch and scrap paper.
It’s an activity that kids can do independently allowing you to cook dinner, change out the laundry, read a book or whatever you like (need) to do with a few free minutes.
Benefits of Fine Motor Activities
Fine motor activities like this help young kids develop the strength needed in their hands and fingers to hold a pencil and write. They work the muscles in the fingers and hands and develop wrist movement, leading to holding a pencil for long periods of time and writing with strong and controlled muscles.
Another great, easy, and inexpensive alternative to the hole punch is scissors. Scissors are another great fine motor tool.
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