Pin punching is a fine motor activity found in Montessori primary classrooms (ages 3-6). Using a small push pin, students carefully create perforation around a shape by making small holes along the line. The student can then gently tear out their shape. The closer together and more accurate the punching, the easier it is to remove the shape creating a built in control of error and motivation for careful work. Holding the small push pin builds strength in the hands for future fine motor development of the hand. (Great for students struggling with proper pencil grip!)
This file provides color and black and white templates for 5 different leaf shapes. Additional instructions for completing the activity are included with the file. Templates could also be used for cutting practice.
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