Elementary Movements

Carrying a sharp or pointed object


In general if one is carrying a sharp or pointed object it is carried in a tray.  If not, hold the object away from yourself with the sharp side facing down and to the left.



Material Description:

A child size scissor with rounded points and a distinct handle, have left and right handed scissors and let the child choose.




  • Hold the scissors near the joint with the fingers and thumb wrapped around the blades
  • Point it down, to the left, and carry it in the right hand
  • The left hand is held defending the right
  • Walk some distance carrying the scissors



Points of Interest:

  • Hold the scissors a little away from the body





Material Description:

A child sized knife with some coloured indication mark along the blunt edge and a distinct handle




  • The knife is carried in the right hand by the handle with the blade down and pointing towards the left
  • Protect the sharp edge of the knife with the left hand
  • Walk some distance carrying the knife



Points of Interest:

Keep the knife away from the body




  • Co-ordination of Movement
  • Independence
  • Concentration
  • Social Adaptation



Age at Presentation:

Two and a half years




This exercise is also used before the Grace and Courtesy exercise, offering a pointed or sharp object.

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