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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 (?)The use of both hands simultaneously, in a controlled manner, to perform an activity (i.e. clapping hands, using your one hand to hold a pencil while the other is used to stabilize the paper). , Cutting, Eye-Hand Coordination, Fine Motor Control, Finger Strength, Motor Planning, and Tactile Perception (?)Tactile Perception (sometimes referred to as touch perception) is the brain's ability to understand (perceive) what the hands are feeling.

Paper Roll Caterpillar OT activity
Paper Roll Caterpillar - Promote cutting skills, pincer grasp, bilateral hand use, and imagination by creating a caterpillar. Each little creature you make can be unique depending on how long you make it, the colors you use and how the caterpillar is decorated.

Skills: Bilateral Hand Use (?)The use of both hands simultaneously, in a controlled manner, to perform an activity (i.e. clapping hands, using your one hand to hold a pencil while the other is used to stabilize the paper). , Cutting, Fine Motor Control, Hand Dexterity, Motor Planning, Pincer Grasp, and Tactile Perception (?)Tactile Perception (sometimes referred to as touch perception) is the brain's ability to understand (perceive) what the hands are feeling.

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 (?)The use of both hands simultaneously, in a controlled manner, to perform an activity (i.e. clapping hands, using your one hand to hold a pencil while the other is used to stabilize the paper). , Cutting, Eye-Hand Coordination, Fine Motor Control, Finger Strength, Motor Planning, and Pincer Grasp

Caterpillar Clips OT activity
Caterpillar Clips - This colorful activity promotes finger strength and functional grasp. The child will practice cutting skills as he cuts a leaf for his new caterpillar friend.

Skills: Bilateral Hand Use (?)The use of both hands simultaneously, in a controlled manner, to perform an activity (i.e. clapping hands, using your one hand to hold a pencil while the other is used to stabilize the paper). , Cutting, Eye-Hand Coordination, Fine Motor Control, Finger Strength, Grasp, Pincer Grasp, and Visual Motor

Ice Painting OT activity
Ice Painting - This cold and fun activity helps in developing tripod grasp as well as sensory processing.

Skills: Pre writing, Pre writing, Sensory Processing, Sensory Processing, Tripod Grasp, Tripod Grasp, Visual Motor, and Visual Motor

Make a Puzzle OT activity
Make a Puzzle - This activity develops fine motor control (coloring within the lines of simple shape), attention to task and following of multi-step directions (following prompts such as "color the star yellow"), fine motor skills (cutting) and visual motor skills (putting puzzle together).

Skills: Bilateral Hand Use (?)The use of both hands simultaneously, in a controlled manner, to perform an activity (i.e. clapping hands, using your one hand to hold a pencil while the other is used to stabilize the paper). , Cutting, Fine Motor Control, Hand Arches/Separation, Tripod Grasp, and Visual Motor

Tactile Cards OT activity
Tactile Cards - This activity provides tactile and visual input. In addition, it reinforces letter or sight word recognition.

Skills: Stereognosis, Visual Memory, and Writing

Hearts and Oval Butterfly OT activity
Hearts and Oval Butterfly - A fun activity for the spring, or any time of the year. The child is working on strengthening his fine motor integration skills by drawing shapes and on his cutting skills. Coloring the butterfly, decorating it, and twisting the pipe cleaners, is good for working on fine motor control and manual dexterity skills.

Skills: Cutting, Fine Motor Control, Motor Planning, Pre writing, and Visual Motor

Punch It OT activity
Punch It - This activity helps in developing cutting skills.

Skills: Cutting, Hand Arches/Separation, and Intrinsic Muscle Development

Sensory Salad OT activity
Sensory Salad - In this activity the child gets to use his imagination as he works on promoting his fine motor skills and his ability to process tactile input. This is a fun activity to do in a small group for social interaction and promotion of language.

Skills: Bilateral Hand Use (?)The use of both hands simultaneously, in a controlled manner, to perform an activity (i.e. clapping hands, using your one hand to hold a pencil while the other is used to stabilize the paper). , Cutting, Finger Strength, Pincer Grasp, Sensory Processing, Social Interaction, and Tactile Perception (?)Tactile Perception (sometimes referred to as touch perception) is the brain's ability to understand (perceive) what the hands are feeling.

Mac and Shake OT activity
Mac and Shake - This activity strengthens the finger muscles and helps in developing tripod grasp.

Skills: Bilateral Hand Use (?)The use of both hands simultaneously, in a controlled manner, to perform an activity (i.e. clapping hands, using your one hand to hold a pencil while the other is used to stabilize the paper). , Finger Translation, Hand Arches/Separation, Intrinsic Muscle Development, Pincer Control, and Tripod Grasp

Feed Me OT activity
Feed Me - Using the tongs to pick up cotton balls or small object helps reinforce functional grasp as the child holds the tongs in the same manner she would hold a writing tool or scissors. In addition, this activity works on visual perception as the child has to place the object through the opening.

Skills: Cutting, Finger Strength, Hand Arches/Separation, Motor Planning, Tripod Grasp, Visual Perception, and Writing

Cut Me a Tree OT activity
Cut Me a Tree - This activity involves tracing and cutting, and is great for the development of visual motor skills.

Skills: Bilateral Hand Use (?)The use of both hands simultaneously, in a controlled manner, to perform an activity (i.e. clapping hands, using your one hand to hold a pencil while the other is used to stabilize the paper). , Crossing Midline, Cutting, Fine Motor Control, Pincer Grasp, Visual Motor, and Visual Perception

Feed the Ball OT activity
Feed the Ball - This activity is designed primarily for hand strengthening.

Skills: Bilateral Hand Use (?)The use of both hands simultaneously, in a controlled manner, to perform an activity (i.e. clapping hands, using your one hand to hold a pencil while the other is used to stabilize the paper). , Finger Strength, Finger Translation, and Pincer Grasp

Your Very Own Fish Tank OT activity
Your Very Own Fish Tank - This activity develops pre-writing skills (drawing a face), imitation skills (copying from a model), fine motor skills (cutting and pincer grasp) as well as hand strength and control. Children are motivated to complete this activity and will be pleased that they have their own "pet".

Skills: Bilateral Hand Use (?)The use of both hands simultaneously, in a controlled manner, to perform an activity (i.e. clapping hands, using your one hand to hold a pencil while the other is used to stabilize the paper). , Cutting, Finger Strength, Hand Arches/Separation, Pincer Grasp, and Pre writing

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