Inside: This tweezing corn activity is a fun way to build preschool fine motor skills. Perfect with your farm or fall theme!
Using tweezers is one of our favorite ways to strengthen the fingers and hands, getting them ready for writing.
Today I’m going to show you how to put together a fine motor activity that involves tweezing corn.
Preschool Tweezing Corn Fine Motor Activity
Every fall you see those ears of corn with multicolored kernels. You might have even used them to decorate your Thanksgiving table, or as a display with some pumpkins. They are known as flint corn, or Indian corn.
Its kernels, which come in a range of colors including white, blue and red, have “hard as flint” shells, giving this type of corn its name. Flint corn kernels contain a small amount of soft starch surrounded completely by a larger amount of hard starch, which means the kernels shrink uniformly when drying and are dent-free and less prone to spoiling (and therefore ideal for autumnal décor). – (Source)
Because the kernels are hard, and there is some space between them, they make an excellent fine motor tweezing activity for preschoolers.
- Indian (Flint) corn
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