Thursday, August 9, 2018

Free Fall Worksheets



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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Top 3 Typing Programs

These are my Top 3 Typing Programs that are OT recommended for students in elementary school and above. Highly motivating, fun, and a great way to work on keyboarding skills without it feeling like work! 😉

1. Keyboard Ninja
Great for beginner typers, focuses on one letter at a time, finger isolation, and can easily upgrade/downgrade based on the levels you choose.
















2. Typing Club

Commonly used in schools, focuses on proper typing technique, placement of fingers on keys, and typing without looking down at the keyboard



3. Nitro Type
Typing turned into a friendly car racing competition. Focuses on speed of typing sentences and calculates words per minute. You can points, customize a car, and even play with friends!


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Free Spring Worksheets


SPRING TRACING: Fun worksheet tracing the colored lines to bring the bee to each flower. Simple activity that can work on many skills including visual perceptual skills, fine motor control and coordination, tracing, and pre-writing skills.

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FIND THE FLOWER: Fun and simple find and count worksheet for visual discrimination, visual attention, scanning, and matching. This time featuring spring flowers!
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FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS WORKSHEET:Have the children work on listening to multi-step directions by reading each direction out load and having them perform each step on the worksheet.
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Sunday, March 25, 2018

$1 Spring Fine Motor Activities

Lacing Cards
Materials: $1 pack from target 
Directions: Have them lace the string through the holes of the cutouts 
Works on fine motor coordination, bilateral coordination skills, sequencing, organization


Shape Egg Match
 

Materials: $1 six-pack from Wish.com
Directions: Match the eggs to the corresponding color/shape. Can incorporate into an obstacle course, scooter-board activity, or make into a memory match game.
Works on color shape recognition, color recognition, bilateral coordination, visual-perceptual skills, visual motor skills, matching, and fine motor skills

Animal Egg Match 
 


Materials: $1 easter egg 10-pack from Dollar Tree
Directions: Separate the two halves of the eggs (cut off excess material) and have them match to the corresponding side. Can incorporate into a obstacle course or scooter-board activity.
Works on bilateral coordination, visual perceptual skills, visual motor skills, matching, and fine motor skills.



Mini Eraser Color Sort 

 Materials: $1 containers - Dollar Tree, Mini Eraser Set (200 pack for $3 at target!!!), construction paper
Directions: Cut slots into the containers using a scissor and color code using construction paper. Have them sort the mini erasers into the containers by color using their hands and/or tongs
Works on fine motor coordination, pincer grip, in-hand manipulation, palm-digit translation, finger strengthening, sorting, matching, visual motor coordination

Jar and Straw Sort 



Materials: $1 Mason Jar- Dollar Tree, $1 100-pack of straws- Dollar Tree
Directions: Take out the straw that comes with a mason jar. Take plastic disposable straws and cut them into one inch strips or desired length. Have them place the straws into the hole.
Works on fine motor skills including in-hand manipulation, palm-digit translation, pincer grip, as well as color recognition

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Occupational Therapy: Dressing Skills

OT Treatment and Intervention Ideas for self-care, ADLS, Dressing


DIY Felt Pizza Button Board 
I turned this play pizza felt set from Target into a diy button board for occupational therapy! 
Directions
- Sew on buttons onto the slices of pizza
- Cut small slits into the pepperoni 
- Have the child button the pepperoni onto the pizza
- Match the number of pepperoni onto the tray

Materials used
- $3 Pizza Felt Set from Target
- A needle and thread 












DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Button Board 
Pizza vs. Burget tic-tac-toe! Added the buttons to turn this classic game into a motivating way to sneak in dressing skills. 


Directions
- Sew on buttons into each tic-tac-toe square
- Cut small slits into the pizza and burger pieces
- 3-in a row wins!

Materials used
- A needle and thread
- $3 Tasty Treats Felt Book
(More felt activities in booklet not shown here)




DIY Shoelacing Board

Amazingly easy and simple way to make your own lacing board to practice shoelace tying.

Directions:
1. Take a file folder
2. Draw small holes equal distance apart
3. Poke out holes using sharp end of scissor
4. Take a plain shoelace
5. Color one half yellow and one half blue
6. Lace the shoelace onto the file folder

Tips: 
- The different colored laces provides a great visual cue
- It is always better to practice shoelacing first on a table in front of them rather than practicing first on their shoe


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Free Developmental Milestones: Dressing Skills Checklist

Developmental Milestones for Dressing Skills: Ages 2-6 years old.
Summarized from the Occupational Therapy National Board Certification Exam Review Guide.




Dressing is probably one of the most important ADLs in a child's early life (aside from play). These are skills that will give the child a great sense of independence, and they will carry these skills with them for the rest of their lives. Here is a quick summary of some dressing developmental milestones according to age for your reference.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Free Valentine's Day Worksheets

Occupational Therapy Worksheets - Vday 2018 - Click image for download :)


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Works on visual scanning, visual perceptual skills, visual discrimination, and form constancy. I-spy.

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Works in visual perceptual skills, scanning, visual figure-ground, visual discrimination, form constancy. Hidden picture.

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Answer sheet:
a- 4
b- 4
c- 5
d- 3
e- 3
f- 2

Works on scanning, sight words, counting, coloring, color recognition, and fine motor skills





























Sunday, January 14, 2018

Fine Motor Activities: Valentine's Day

Featuring: Target Mini Erasers!


1. Minion Pizza Munch

 Materials: 
- Pizza heart mini erasers - $1 Target
- Tennis ball

Extremely cute and fun activity to work on hand strengthening, hand endurance, or gross grasp. Have the child squeeze the tennis ball to open his mouth and eat a pizza!




2. Candy Heart Color Sort



Materials:
- Candy heart mini Erasers - $1 Target
- Tongs - $1 Walmart
- Containers - $1 Dollar Tree

Who doesn't love candy hearts? Sweet activity to work on finger strengthening, hand strengthening, endurance, color recognition, scanning, and matching. You can even ditch the tongs and focus on pincer grasp or in-hand manipulation!



3. Pizza Heart Stack n' Sort









Materials:
- Pizza heart mini erasers - $1 Target
- Dice - $1 Dollar Tree
- Containers - $1 Dollar Tree
- Tongs

Roll the dice and stack the pizza erasers on top of each other using the tongs! Works on finger strengthening, endurance, grading movements, dexterity, and counting. You can also roll and sort the erasers back into containers and see which container gets the most pizza love!



4. Candy Heart Stack n' Sort
Materials:
- Candy heart mini erasers - $1
- Tongs

These candy heart mini erasers are perfect for stacking and sorting. Use the tongs to pick up each eraser and make a pile for each color! Love how simple and sweet this activity is.

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