Mancala

Where has this game been all my life.  Actually, I played this game as a kid, and I have played it as therapy in the past, but I just re-discovered it as a therapy activity.  It is a perfect game for in hand manipulation skills or for fine motor in general.  You could also work on range of motion and reaching, depending on where you place the board.  It’s great to have the mental stimulation of a game while working {Read More}

Cootie Catcher (Fortune Teller)

Any square piece of paper can be made into a Cootie Catcher. Fold two corners together and crease firmly. unfold.  Then fold the other two corners together and crease again. Fold each corner point into the center. flip it over and fold all four of these corners into the center. Under the inside flaps, you have to write a fortune or prediction. On top of those flaps, you need to write a number. On the outside flaps you need to {Read More}

Bouncy Ball Hand Skills

Bouncy balls. Gotta love em. They come in all sizes, and as their name suggests, boy are they bouncy. I love this activity because you can be so concrete with your directions. Hold the blue ball with your finger and thumb. Now put the blue ball back in your hand and hold the red ball with your fingers. It’s motivating too because how can you NOT have fun when bouncy balls are involved. I can’t imagine it. Items needed: Bouncy {Read More}

cootie catchers

Today we did cootie catchers.  I spent some time making a template.  I will upload that with pictures and directions tomorrow. Looking to find printable activities? You can find them in the community shop

Drawing flowers and cutting

I often as a basic skills task have  my students draw flowers, color them and then cut them out.  It is a task that I can have most of my kids in therapy do and then modify it for difficulty and change things if I want to work on one specific thing.  Sometimes it can surprise you by how hard a simple activity can be. I drew a flower that I wanted them to copy.  It is helpful to the {Read More}