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Fine Motor Activities Gross Motor Activities

Hanging them up to Dry

You will need:

  • A 3ft long ribbon
  • mini clothing pins
  • 5-6 items of Doll or Barbie Doll clothing
  • Balance Disc (Available for purchase at MissMancy’s AMAZON Shop)
You can purchase ribbon and mini clothespins exclusively at MissMancy’s Shop

The Activity:

This activity allows you to work on your child’s static standing balance while also working on bilateral coordination and finger strength.

I first place a balance disc on the floor however you can also use a balance board or Bosu ball. Then place 5-6 items of clothing on the floor around the disc and one mini clothing pin in front of each piece of clothing.

 

Ask your child to squat down and pick up one article of  clothing and one mini pin.

As you child stands up, hold the ribbon taut at their shoulder level and ask them to pinch the pin with 2 fingers to attach the clothing on the ribbon.

And this is how we hang them up to dry!

Categories
Fine Motor Activities Gross Motor Activities

Happy Pin Pick up

What you need:

The Activity:

I learned this great game from Roni, a wonderful OT that I work with. Clip different colored smiley face clips to your child’s clothing. Have the child stand on the wobble board. Then ask your child to get 1 clip, 1 specific color then 2 clips, 2 different colors in the order that you name them then 3 clips then 4 etc…The more clips your child retrieves correctly, the greater number of colors you request (you can also request the same color more than once ex: red, blue, red, pink). If your child gets the clips incorrectly, put them back on his clothing and ask for a new sequence of colors with the same number of clips. Only increase to a longer sequence if your child gets the presented one correctly.

Make sure that your child squeezes the clips using the thumb and two other fingers.

Therapy Corner:

This activity works on several important skills. When standing on a wobble board, your child works on static standing balance as well as proprioception. Your child has to constantly be aware of his body when he completes this on a wobble board and readjust his body not to fall off.

Also, the use of clips allows your child to strengthen his pincer grasp and the color sequencing game gives your child the opportunity to work on auditory memory.