Take a break from your sensory activities to try this puzzle with tips from an OT...


Puzzle too hard??

Take a break from your sensory activities to Check out this video to see how we (Occupational Therapists) might break it down a little and then build upon those skills.

  

Here are some tips:

🧩 Don’t lay out all the puzzle pieces. This could be overwhelming. Instead bring only a few pieces you know go together out for them to start with.


🧩 Give then simple cues as needed. For this example, I would cue them with “1st, let’s look for the head.” Then body, tail, etc.


🧩 Repeat this process until you feel like it’s getting too easy. Then you can add in another set of puzzle or even mix up the pieces to increase the difficulty.


🧩 4 other ways you can use this same puzzle:
1. Separate puzzle pieces by animals.
2. Name the sound each animal makes.
3. Practice identifying which animals live at the zoo vs. farm.
4. Name what letter each animal starts with.


🧩 Store your puzzle organized so the next time you want to play with it you can easily grab how many ever sets your child is ready for!

A great addition to this puzzle is our Farming Friends sensory kit that comes with non toxic play dough

OR check out our sensory subscription box to get a fun, at home sensory activities every month!  Next month we have the cutest little sensory box with our Happy Camper playdoh kit going out on September 1st.  

 Don't forget about our play doh accessories, mini playdough kit  and extra jars of our play doh!

XOXO,

Nikki, Sensationally OT


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