Some Fun Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

Lets tackle the creative play, visual motor, fine motor, and sensory areas of development while celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Fine Motor/Creative Play Skills: Here’s an idea to make your own toilet-paper roll leprechaun: http://www.momentsofmommyhood.com/2011/03/toilet-paper-roll-leprechauns.html Visual Motor/Perceptual Skills: To make a rainbow sun-catcher, check out this site: Rainbow Suncatcher Craft for Kids Sensory Processing Skills (with […]

Halloween Tactile Bins!

It’s been a while! Here’s a new post just in time for Halloween (already posted on my OT Chic Facebook page): Halloween Tactile Bin Activity 1 bin moon sand (“grave yard dirt”) 1 bin rice (“creepy-crawly bugs”) 1 bin shaving cream (“goo”, “slime”) Items to Find: stretchy skeletons, ghosts, colorful zombie erasers (I found these […]

Summer Sensory Fun!

                                                       1. Blowing Bubbles:  This is a great outdoor (or indoor) summer activity that improves a child’s sense of calm through slow breathing.  By doing this over the summer with your child, this will promote an optimal level of alertness, while providing more self-awareness of behavior and present state. This also works to improve oral-motor […]