Use of Tweezers

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  • Two identical plates;
  • Pebbles.
  • Tweezers.


This is an individual presentation.


  1. Directress shows the child how to carry the materials on a tray to the table shows the child how to transfer with tweezers.
  2. Place the top of the tweezers handle at the palm of the hand, holding the two flexible ends in between the thumb and the index finger.
  3. Press the two fingers together, bringing the two ends together till it touches at the tip and then releasing it.
  4. Start by transferring the pebbles from left to right.
  5. Pick up the pebbles with the tweezers by pressing the ends together with the pebble in the middle.
  6. Transfer it to the other plate by releasing the ends of the tweezers, letting the fingers apart.
  7. Transfer all the pebbles to the other plate and then repeat the exercise by transferring them back to the original plate.
  8. When Directress has finished demonstrating, allow the child to try.

Control Of Error

Spillage - visual and audible.

Points Of Interest


Direct aims:

  • To teach the child how to use the tweezers.

Indirect aims:

  • To develop the child's eye hand coordination.
  • To develop the child's fine motor skills.
  • To develop the child's concentration.
  • To develop the child's independence.
  • To develop the child's need of order.
  • To build their muscles for pencil grip.


Vary the level of difficulty by changing the objects from smaller to larger objects.