The Occupational Therapy team has put together a list of fine motor activities to try out at home.
Completing these activities can help carryover skills they are learning in the clinic.
Manipulating Play Doh
Build ”breakfast foods”: make an egg, flatten to a pancake, roll into sausage links, make a donut, cut with plastic fork & knife.
Hide beads or other small objects in Play-Doh and have child remove them using their thumb and index finger.
Forming Uppercase letters and Lowercase letters to practice letter formation.
Thread beads, macaroni or cut up straws to make jewelry.
Cut tape to let animals escape muffin pan. Make sure their thumb is facing upwards when holding scissors.
Have your kid remove and place sticker on the letters of their name.
Put dry erase markers on toys and have your child wash it off with a toothbrush.
Feed the Monster
Cut a hole in a tennis ball and squeeze open to place small items in the “mouth”.
Have your child trace over written letters with a wet paintbrush. Practice correctly forming letters from top to bottom and left to right.