Tag: fine motor skills

Math the OT Way

Use lots of visuals!!! Use manipulatives ex: pegs, cubes, number line. For younger children, I suggest you using  loose cubes rather than the cubes that click together to connect. I

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Fall Foam Stickers

1- Create a fall scene using stickers This is a great activity for little ones. Peeling stickers has the advantage of working on pincer strength (an important component of dexterity) while

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Butterfly Lacing Cards

You Will Need From Your Kit: Butterfly cut out hole puncher Ribbon (make sure to cut 10 inches for the door hanger activity in your kit) Stickers You can purchase

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Summer Bug Bead

You will Need From Your Kit: Pipe cleaners body and head Beads Wing drawings on thick stock paper You can purchase this activity as a part of MissMancy’s Summer Days Kit

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Penguin fish feed:

You will need: An empty Tissue box Black, white and Orange Construction paper Straws OR Adaptive chopsticks (You can purchase here at MissMancy’s SHOP) Tissue paper The Activity: This is

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Push Pin Match Up

You will need: Large Push Pins Cork board Rubber bands MATCHING Worksheet You can purchase this activity exclusively on MissMancy’s Shop The Activity: This is a wonderful way to work

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Scoop Up the Rainbow

You will need:  Sheets of felt including brown and 6 different colors 1 large button 15 inch long gingham ribbon You can purchase this activity exclusively at MissMancy’s Shop Preparing

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Tennis Ball Chomper

You will need: Tennis ball with a 2 inch slit (and wiggly eyes glued on using a hot glue gun) 12 Small coins Textured inflatable disc (Available for purchase at

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Twist and Turn

You will need: Stackable Pill Box Colored beads You can purchase this activity exclusively at MissMancy’s Shop Therapy Corner: When working on fine motor skills it is important that your

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Paper Clip Counting Cards

You will need: Colored jumbo paper clips Cue cards cut in half (or 3 X 3 inch square piece of construction paper) You can purchase this activity exclusively at MissMancy’s

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The Ladybug Who Lost Her Spots

You will need: Print out or drawing of a ladybug with spots Playdoh This activity is available fro purchase exclusively at MissMancy’s Shop Therapy Corner: When working on fine motor

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Birthday Candle Twist and Turn

You will need: Play-doh Birthday candles Plastic play knife, spatula and plates (optional) You can purchase all this entire activity right here exclusively at MissMancy’s Shop  Therapy Corner: When working

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Cutting Long Legs

You will need: Scissors (I like Fiskars best..available for purchase at MissMancy’s AMAZON Shop) Heavy stock paper or construction paper Markers or crayons The Activity: Here is a really fun way

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Get a Grip on your ABCs

You will need:  Grabber (You can purchase a similar one here on MissMancy’s AMAZON Shop) Foam letters (You can purchase these Dora letters here on MissMancy’s AMAZON Shop) The Activity: This is a

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Lite Brite Wonders

You will need: Lite Brite (I like the smaller version; most children don’t have the patience to complete a large detailed picture…available here at MissMancy’s AMAZON Shop) Construction paper Scissors

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Monkey See Monkey Do

You will need: Thera-putty (I like orange…available here on MissMancy’s AMAZON Shop) Plastic monkeys (or any small items available here on MissMancy’s AMAZON Shop) The Activity: Ask any therapist, they will

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