Sunday, January 14, 2018

Fine Motor Activities: Valentine's Day

Featuring: Target Mini Erasers!

1. Minion Pizza Munch

- 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

- 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

- 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
- 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.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Winter Writing: Fix the Mistakes

Handwriting Packet made by a pediatric occupational therapist 

These are some very common writing problems in my elementary aged students. Works on them being able to recognize and correct their writing mistakes, including:
   - Letter sizing
   - Letter height
   - Letter spacing
   - Word spacing
   - Line orientation
   - Letter reversals


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

DIY Hanging Wall Succulents

Home decor project for fun! :) 

I've always loved crafts, home decor, and diy projects... so this was totally therapeutic for me! Hope you enjoy :) 

Materials used:
- Felt Succulent Kit: $18.95 (Amazon - here)
- Wall Vases: $4 each (Flying Tiger Copenhagen)

- The succulent kit comes with 20 strips of felt that you roll up and secure with a rubber band
- First, I chose the colors that I wanted and pre-arranged the flowers for each vase
- Next, I stuffed a plastic bag in the bottom of the vases to get rid of excess space
- Then, I secured the succulents on top using duct tape
-To hang, I just used a simple tack and command strips
- Start with your center vase first and then measure out equal distances on both side
- There you have it!

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