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Activities, activity printable, child, elementary school age, fine-motor, Free Printable, in-hand manipulation, OT, preschool, Printable, spring, summer

Balancing Bugs on a Leaf for Fine Motor

Here is a cute little activity that combines in hand manipulation with fine motor control to place objects in just the right place. I made some leaves, printed them on cardstock, and laminated them to give them more strength. Then I balanced the leaf on a little cube. It is like the leaf is floating […]

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Activities, activity printable, child, elementary school age, fine-motor, Handwriting, OT, pencil template, Printable, scissor cutting

Pencil Obstacle Courses from School-OT

To work on pencil control, I created some Pencil Adventures.  When I started making the pencil adventures, I was inspired by the pencil obstacle courses that were created by another Occupational Therapist, Jennifer Dodge.  I now have her obstacle courses available here on Therapy Fun Zone, and I am so excited about it.  These ones […]

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Activities, ADL, bimanual, child, christmas, Craft, elementary school age, feeding, fine-motor, Food, hand strengthening, in-hand manipulation, Materials, Motor Planning, OT, Reach and grasp, season, Toothpicks, visual perceptual, winter

Marshmallow Men

We made some men out of marshmallows and toothpicks, and they were delicious.  We used multiple sizes of marshmallows for the different parts, and connected the parts with toothpicks. Some of these men were looking very funny, but they all tasted good in the end.  This is a fun food play activity to combine food […]

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Activities, bouncy balls, child, elementary school age, fine-motor, hand strengthening, Handwriting, in-hand manipulation, Motor Planning, OT

Balancing Balls on Golf Tees

I have a new activity for my bouncy balls to participate in. I stuck five golf tees into a piece of rigid Styrofoam, and then had kids balance the bouncy balls onto the tees. You can increase the challenge by holding multiple balls in one hand, and putting the balls on the tee at the […]