Clothespin Uno revisited

I have created my permanent clothespin UNO board, and had my daughter help me paint it and put the Velcro on it. I used $1.00 wood craft frames from Michaels so that when pinching the clothespins it will be easy to do because of the hole. Take out all of the frame parts, including the little metal pieces that are supposed to hold the picture in. We painted them with primer, then spray painted them. You could use it as {Read More}

Foam and duct tape pencil case

This craft is to make a pencil case out of a sheet of craft foam and duct tape. It is very quick and easy to do, and it is not messy. It does take some skill to put the duct tape in the right places. We used colored duct tape from Michael’s to make it pretty. You start by folding up the bottom so that it is roughly folded in thirds. You then duct tape the sides to hold it {Read More}

Yo Yo Ball Painting

This is a cool blog by a family with special needs kids, and this painting activity that they did looks really fun.  Go check it out. Here they painted with a squishy yo yo ball, and it looks like a lot of fun.  I will be going back to that site frequently. Looking to find printable activities? You can find them in the community shop

Crayola Model Magic

I love Crayola Model Magic as a type of modeling clay, but I love it more because it has many other uses. As a modeling clay, it has more resistance than play-doh, so it requires more strength to pinch and poke it. It air dries, and is very light once it has dried. I have made pencil grips out of it, and have used it on resting hand splints as a finger separator. Since it is light, it didn’t add much {Read More}

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}