Here is a break down of how we did each activity:🕷 Fine Motor Spiders: 4 pipe cleaners & any play beads. Twist in half, fold over and twist again. Lace as many beads as you would like. Make one fold on each leg downward. Repeat folding on each leg, but in the opposite direction. Have them help you make the entire spider or just have them lace the beads!🧙♀️ Witches Brew: Add baking soda and a few drops of food coloring to each cauldron. Pour in vinegar and watch it brew. You can even use medicine droppers for an added bonus. Let them prep the activity with you, that’s part of the fun. If you’re afraid of a mess, take this one outside.👻 Cotton Ball Ghost: Drawn...
Very simply put, multi-sensory play is play that involves two or more of the senses at the same time. You might be wondering why that is important. Well, we (@Sensationally.ot), teamed up with @the.well.balanced.ot to bring you some reasons why we love it so much. Some of the benefits: Engaging multiple senses helps children remember new skills easier. It makes learning FUN! They will be more likely to participate. Increases attention & focus = longer activity engagement. We also want to emphasize that multi-sensory play doesn't have to be complicated and it can actually be really simple to encourage. Make sure to check back next week for part 2. We will be recommending some fun and easy at home sensory activities.
We decided to take our KITS to the next level and provide a monthly sensory kit subscription service to make it EVEN EASIER for parents! All you have to do is sign up one time and your child will receive a new themed playdoh KIT monthly, delivered directly to your home. Each of our activity boxes come with 3 jars of our non toxic playdough and various themed small parts. Who doesn't want new, cool sensory toys every month??
Puzzle too hard? Check out this video to see how we (Occupational Therapists) might break it down a little and then build upon those skills.
Grab some donuts, toothpicks, fruit loops and create some turkeys for this Thanksgiving. I love this activity because it's fun and it has tons of fine motor benefits.