QUOTE(violincjj @ Jun 2 2012, 08:26 AM)
But if you want an exercise to improve flexibility...I show my kids the finger pattern Mr Spock does in Star Trek with the greeting 'Live Long and Prosper' - if you don't know this (!) it's fingers 1&2 touching and 3&4 touching (and a gap between 2&3), they like to try to copy, it's quite hard!
I can remember practising that in junior school, using the other hand to help hold the pairs of fingers apart until they got the hang of it!
The next part of the exercise is to change from this to having 2&3 touching - done fast this looks cool!
And the next step after that is to do one with one hand and the other with the other, then change.
(can't find the code for the cross-eyed smilie!)