Fine Motor Activity, play

Paper Pineapple!

Welcome to a quick and easy rainy day activity.

Patience is a skill that needs to be practised and what better way to encourage it than with glue.

I haven’t met many kids who haven’t loved glueing. Miss 4 loved slathering on the sticky goop so when I came across this pineapple craft activity we just had to do it.

To get started all you need is

  • Yellow paper
  • Green paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Marker
  • Sticky tape

Start by drawing your pineapple leaves on the green paper and then the body of your pineapple on a sheet of the yellow.

Draw horizontal lines across the body of your pineapple. These are guidelines for lining up the bumps of your pineapple.

Once drawn, cut out the shapes. I chose to cut these out for Miss 4 to create a focus on the glueing. You could handball this task to your child though!

Then cut some yellow strips to make the bumps for your pineapple. I cut them horizontally with the page in a portrait position and then cut each strip into three.

Apply some glue to the top of your pineapples body and then gently secure the leaves.

I then asked Miss 4 to paste some glue to the first section on the top of her pineapples body.

We then rolled the strips of yellow paper to make circles and secured the ends with a small piece of tape. We stared rolling and then sticking but then found it easier to roll a few before sticking the circles on.

While Miss 4 was sticking her paper ring to her page we were talking about putting them on vertically, horizontally, where pineapples grow and dishes we can make using them.

I was asked to let her concentrate at one point so left her to it. After some time, her patience started to wear thin. I reminded her of what a great job she had done so far and encouraged her to imagine how amazing it would look once she had finished.

I helped her form some of the paper rings and then we worked together to complete the entire pineapple.

Once she was done I affirmed her that I was proud that she didn’t give up and that her dedication had paid off. She had created a beautiful pineapple complete with its bumpy skin.

This activity certainly did test her patience however she stuck to the task and boy was she proud!

Dani D x

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