Rainbow Fine Motor Activities with Q-tip Painting

It is fun to do rainbow activities as you can include color sorting and matching along with working on fine motor skills. I have done many different rainbow activities over the years, and have also incorporated a Q-tip painting template into my latest activity. Use a q-tip as your paint brush to put the right color dots onto the rainbow. This would work well to color in the dots with the right color as well in order to work on {Read More}

Using Stick Paint in Projects

I love doing projects and activities in Occupational Therapy because the kids can get a chance to fine tune their skills and abilities while they are doing an actual task. Painting is great for projects ,but it is really hard to transport and set up the paint when you are traveling from school to school and it can be messy. Well check out these Kwik Stix. They are made by The Pencil Grip, which is the company that makes my {Read More}

Sticker Squash Game

This is a game that was submitted by a therapist, Marie Logan, OTR/L. It is a simple game that is played on paper, and it is similar to the game Battleship.  During the game, you work on eye hand coordination and hand positioning, challenge diffierent grasp, and work on visual motor skills. Set Up: • Draw a grid on paper. Name columns #1-5 and rows A-D (i.e 5 columns, 4 rows) • Tape the playing grid up on vertical surface {Read More}

Q-tip painting with templates

I have posted about Q-tip painting before, but another therapist has a different twist on it.  She has made some templates to do the q-tip painting, which requires more precision in the painting. This is a guest post by a therapist,  Tova Stulberger, who made some templates to use when Q-tip painting. Instructions: Kids dip Q-Tips into paint and press into a circle on paper- one dot per circle. This activity slows movements patterns because requires focus to dot inside {Read More}

Painting with a mister for bimanual strengthening

I got this little Personal Mister at the target dollar spot a couple of months ago, and decided to use it to paint.  It is a great tool to work on bimanual skills and hand strengthening because you have to use two hands to pump it up. After you fill the mister up with water and paint, you pump air into the mister using two hands. Then when you press the button with your finger, it sprays a fine mist.  {Read More}