Children will love this Fall toothpick punch activity, and without knowing it, they will be practicing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. For Fall, you can make pumpkin or leaf shapes.
To prepare this activity, cut squares of construction paper (I cut mine about 6×6 inches). Draw a simple pumpkin or leaf shape with a Sharpie. You will also need toothpicks and a carpet square. Carpet stores often give away these carpet sample squares for free. You can also just place the construction paper directly onto a carpet covered floor.
After placing the construction paper on the carpet, children will use the toothpick to punch holes along the black lines.
When they are done, kids can hold their paper up to the light and see the light shining through the holes.
Kids enjoy it and it’s great fine motor practice!