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I hope to post more this weekend about some of the things we have done this week in celebration of Halloween and Fall, but for now I'm going to share our seasonal pin punching activity. I set out a basket with orange and white construction paper with ghosts and pumpkins outlined in black. In the basket are two push pins (the regular old kind) and there are two old floor mats from a car cut down to size.
The boys poke tiny holes all around the black line, creating their own perforation, and then gently tear out their shape. Then they added faces and hung them on the big window in our front door. As you can see by this picture, they are very into pin punching. (The picture was taken before I discovered the car mats to use as a punching surface.)
Pin punching, by the way, has its official purpose in strengthening the fingers and helping develop fine motor skills. After finishing two or three each, Aidan says to me, "Mom, I really think we should have a new pin punch work for every season."
Since I don't really have an argument against that, I guess we will!
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