The middle of the top one is
which is a hand. It is surrounded by many dots, meaning that a hand inserts into many small stuffs, such as rice.
The bottom one has only two dots, but same meaning.
The big seal script for this character is
Its small seal script is
All above are like a Fork.
Its clerical script is
the hand becomes
The current standard printing script is
Its Pinyin is Cha1.
I need to point out that 叉 also means "Cross" or "X".