Trash Day!

You will need:

  • Garbage Truck print out (I will make this available on line as soon as I figure out how to post it 🙂
  • Newspaper
  • White glue

The Activity:

This is a fun way for young children to work on bilateral coordination skills through tearing paper and finger strength when crumpling paper.

Place a Garbage Truck Print out in front of your child. provide him with a page from a news paper. Ask him to cut strips by tearing. It is often easier to ask you child to hold the paper at the top and you begin the tearing so that they can learn the correct motion (otherwise many young children just pull off pieces from the news paper).

Ask your child to make small, tight balls with the strips of newspaper to make “trash”. This helps strengthen the fingers and works on manipulation skills.

Get your child to stick the  “trash” onto the garbage truck by using white glue!

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