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Pom pom Bird OT activity
Pom pom Bird - This activity promotes grasping skills and provides tactile input by creating a little bird from different sized pom-poms.

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, Grasp, Hand Dexterity, Pincer Control, 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.


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Monster Eyes OT activity
Monster Eyes - Create a fun game using a cardboard shoebox box and marbles. Work on eye-hand coordination while trying to roll the marble into the eye socket.

Skills: Eye-Hand Coordination

Bean Bag Balance Game OT activity
Bean Bag Balance Game - Promote balance and motor planning with a few households materials.

Skills: Balance (?)The ability to move or remain in a certain position without losing control or falling. , Motor Planning, and Visual Perception

Pom Pom Challenge OT activity
Pom Pom Challenge - Work on fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, counting, and number identification. The object of the game is to get the pom pom to roll through all the numbered pieces in the correct order. For toddlers, they can practice rolling the pom pom around through the tunnels and identifying numbers.

Skills: Eye-Hand Coordination, Fine Motor Control, and Motor Planning

Addition Turtle OT activity
Addition Turtle - Create an Addition Turtle to promote writing, cutting, bilateral hand use, and pincer 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). , Cutting, and Pincer Grasp

Matching Mittens OT activity
Matching Mittens - This winter themed activity can be done all year long. It promotes the child's visual perceptual skills as the child is looking for matching mittens, and fine motor skills as the child manipulates the clothespins. If you let the child cut the mittens and decorate them as well, you also work on visual motor skills.

Skills: Fine Motor Control, Finger Strength, Grasp, Visual Motor, and Visual Perception

Paper Rolls Building OT activity
Paper Rolls Building - A creative activity that uses the child's imagination and develops fine and 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). , Cutting, Fine Motor Control, Grasp, Tactile Perception (?)Tactile Perception (sometimes referred to as touch perception) is the brain's ability to understand (perceive) what the hands are feeling., and Visual Motor