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Activity of the Day (Thursday)

Touch and Match - This activity provides the child with tactile input as he digs in the selected media to find matching objects. The goal is to have the child use an appropriate grasp while pulling the object out of the container.

Skills: Grasp, Pincer Grasp, Tactile Perception, and Visual Perception


Latest Occupational Therapy Activity Ideas

Ice Cream Scooper OT activity
Ice Cream Scooper - Scooping ice cream is a fun activity that promotes ADL skills. In this activity, we combine finger strength with the development of cutting skills, as the child makes his own ice cream in a cone.

Skills: ADL (?)Activities of daily living (ADL) are routine activities that people tend do everyday without needing assistance. There are six basic ADLs: eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring (walking) and continence., Bilateral Hand Use, Cutting, Eye-Hand Coordination, Fine Motor Control, Finger Strength, Forearm Pronation, Grasp, Pincer Grasp, and Visual Motor

Bean Mosaic OT activity
Bean Mosaic - Use small pellets such as beans or small buttons to strengthen finger muscles and promote pincer grasp pattern.

Skills: Distal Finger Control, Eye-Hand Coordination, Fine Motor Control, Finger Strength, Finger Translation, Grasp, Hand Dexterity, In-hand Manipulation, Pincer Control, Pincer Grasp, Tactile Perception, and Visual Motor

Decorated Bead Box OT activity
Decorated Bead Box - Decorate a plastic box with beads to work on fine motor control, pincer grasp, and tactile perception.

Skills: Fine Motor Control, Finger Strength, Hand Dexterity, Pincer Grasp, Tactile Perception, and Visual Motor

Construction Paper Guitar OT activity
Construction Paper Guitar - Make your own cardboard guitar with rubber band strings to work on finger strength and fine motor control.

Skills: Bilateral Hand Use, Cutting, Eye-Hand Coordination, Fine Motor Control, Finger Strength, Motor Planning, and Pincer Grasp

Wind Sock OT activity
Wind Sock - Create a Wind Sock using craft sticks, markers, toilet paper roll, glue, tape, string, and tissue paper. Promote fine motor control, cutting, bilateral hand use, and visual motor skills.

Skills: Bilateral Hand Use, Cutting, Fine Motor Control, and Visual Motor

Fathers Day Bow Ties OT activity
Fathers Day Bow Ties - Father's Day craft activity. Promote motor planning, bilateral hand use, and cutting skills by creating bow ties made out of hand prints.

Skills: Bilateral Hand Use, Cutting, Eye-Hand Coordination, Fine Motor Control, Finger Strength, Motor Planning, and Tactile Perception