Button Buddy Spacing Tool
Button Buddy Spacing Tool is made of a popsicle stick and a button designed for new writers to teach them correct spacing between letters and words. Appropriate spatial awareness in handwriting is accurately spacing letters within words and spacing words correctly within a sentence.
Bread Tie Ghost Craft Sensory Exploration
This Bread Tie Ghost Craft is a DIY sensory bin made for developing children to explore textures through play. The sensory bin can be used to in occupational therapy settings to provide a calming period in a sensory diet or lifestyle. A sensory bin provides an opportunity for the body to slow down, and can be relaxing for a child who is overstimulated or hypersensitive to his or her environment.
Fine Motor Planning Maze
Fine Motor Planning Maze is an activity designed for occupational therapy patients to work on their fine motor, grasping, and pinching skills.
Pom Pom Maze
Pom Pom Maze is a fine motor planning activity designed for people with dyspraxia, mobility, or cognitive disabilities to help improve their fine motor skills. This activity can be used as a warm-up activity before writing, coloring, and scissor activities. This activity can also be used in a therapy treatment bag or to pull out while waiting at the doctor's office.
Tangle Art is a way for people who have limited bilateral coordination to practice their coordination by holding a piece of paper with one hand and tracing with the other, then coloring craft sticks. This activity is good for pre-writing skills. Coloring in the shapes encourages the motor skills needed to move the pencil in handwriting.
Felted Votive Holders
Felted Votive Holders is a fine motor skills activity for people with cognitive disabilities to use eye hand coordination and practice scissor skills.
Zippering is an activity designed for children with upper mobility, grasping difficulties, or cognitive or learning disabilities to help them learn and practice skills need to zipper using a wide ribbon and bread ties. The act of zippering requires bilateral coordination, finger isolation, open thumb web space, separation of the two sides of the hand (on both hands), motor planning, pinch strength, eye-hand coordination, pincer grasp, and tripod grasp (most often of the non-dominant hand). This
Egg Carton Buttoning Tool
The Egg Carton Buttoning Tool is a do it yourself product designed for people with cognitive and fine motor disabilities to learn how to button.
Visual Tracking Activity with Bottle Caps, Visual Tracking Tracing Lines
This Visual Tracking Activity with Bottle Caps, Visual Tracking Tracing Lines is an activity designed for people with low vision to promote visual tracking.
Visual Tracking Activity with Bottle Caps, Visual Tracking Pursuit Activity
The Visual Tracking Activity with Bottle Caps, Visual Tracking Pursuit Activity is a visual tracking pursuit activity designed for people with low vision to promote visual tracking.
Visual Tracking Activity with Bottle Caps, Peripheral Tracking Activity
This Visual Tracking Activity with Bottle Caps, Peripheral Tracking Activity is a peripheral tracking activity designed for people with low vision to promote peripheral visual tracking.
Visual Tracking Activity with Bottle Caps, Visual Stare Activity
Visual Tracking Activity with Bottle Caps, Visual Stare Activity is a visual stare activity designed for people with low vision to promote visual tracking.
Visual Tracking Activity with Bottle Caps, Visual Fixation Activity
This Visual tracking activity is a visual fixation activity designed for people with low vision to promote visual tracking.
Magnetic Letters on the Garage Door
Magnetic Letters on the Garage Door is a do it yourself educational activity designed for children learning to read and write to encourage movement and learning in letter identification and spelling. This activity is done using magnetic letters and a garage door.
Pool Noodle Sensory Play
Pool Noodle Sensory Play is a water bin activity designed for children with motor disabilities to have them exercise their fine motor manipulation and bilateral hand control while using eye hand coordination.
DIY Separating Sides of the Hand Activity
This DIY Separating Sides of the Hand Activity is a do-it-yourself activity designed for children to practice with an Occupational Therapist the motoric separating the sides of their hand and to draw attention to the separation of the two sides of the hand, a fine motor skill that is essential for activities such as using scissors, holding a pencil and zippering.
Magnetic Letter and Spoons Handwriting Game
The Magnetic Letter and Spoons Handwriting Game is a do it yourself activity designed for preschoolers and kindergarteners to work on letter identification and formation in handwriting. Preschoolers can use this activity to work on writing upper case letters and kindergarten-aged students can work on lower case letters with this activity. Extend this play to older kids by asking them to write words using the magnetic letters.
Easy Homemade Lacing Cards
Easy Homemade Lacing Cards are do it yourself lacing cards that parents make out of foam sheets designed for children with sensory disabilities to play with. They create a lacing card busy bag that can be taken anywhere that is a great quiet activity as well as good fine motor practice. The parent can use farm cookie cutters to make farm lacing cards or use dinosaur stencils to make dino theme lacing cards.
Composing and Decomposing Numbers with Glass Gems
Composing and Decomposing Numbers with Glass Gems is a first-grade math activity designed for Occupational Therapists to do with their patients to exercise fine motor skills and meet common core standards like composing and decomposing numbers. This shows that number can be built in many ways, but if the child takes away a specific amount of gems (or subtracts), there is only one number that can "fit" in that corner of the triangle. Likewise, if they subtract either number from a composed trian
Word Building with LEGOS
Word Building with LEGOS is a do it yourself activity for children learning to write to practice sounding out words, creating an ending and adding different letters to the beginning of words to "build words". Legos are small enough to encourage a tripod grasp, resistive enough to work the intrinsic muscles of the hands, and open-ended enough to encourage problem-solving and creativity in play.
Birds Friends Hand Strengthening Play Dough Mat
Birds Friends Hand Strengthening Play Dough Mat is a free printable designed for use by children with fine motor and grasping disabilities to improve fine motor skills with a bird theme. Adding a motor component to a leaning theme can be a strategy to help children learn through play while boosting the fine motor skills they need for tasks like holding a pencil grasp, having endurance while coloring and writing. This activity improves dexterity in pencil control, which plays a big part in fluid
Fizzy Dough Pre-Cursive Handwriting
This Fizzy Dough Pre-Cursive Handwriting is a do it yourself activity for children with upper extremity disabilities to learn cursive handwriting in a fun way.
Animal Cracker Oral Motor Exercise with Shape Identification
Exercise to Work on a Thumb Wrap Grasp
The Exercise to Work on a Thumb Wrap Grasp is a do it yourself activity designed for students with dexterity and fine motor disabilities to improve pencil grasp. It is an exercise with play dough that is fun with mini fluted flower beads. This activity is important, because it works the muscles needed to oppose with an open web space and flex the tip of the thumb. This is the mobility needed to advance the pencil fluently. These flower beads are good for this exercise because of the length of th