I Love Bugs in Activities

I love using bugs in my therapy activities, and the kids seem to like them too.  We use them a lot in fine motor activities, and work in some larger muscle groups during our activities as well.  Here are some of my favorite bug activities that I have done, and some from some other therapists as well. First off, I have the Munchy ball eat little bug erasers.  This makes sense to the kids, and works well in the pond {Read More}

Clothespin Flower Game

It is time for spring and flowers, so how about a new clothespin game where you have to build the flower petal by petal and use the clothespin to hold the petals onto the flower. There are several different ways to play the game.  The most simple way is to shoot the flat marble down the grid and land on a square.  The number in the square tells you how many flower petals you can put on your flower.  If {Read More}

Flower Writing Lines

Spring is here and it is time to brighten things up with flower activities. I created a craft to draw on the flower petals, cut them out, and then glue them onto a paper.  The petals have light lines to trace with zig-zags, loops, lines, and circles. I also included a page that you just draw and color with no cutting. It has the flower completed, and you just draw the lines and color it, and then you can write {Read More}

Easter Egg Writing Lines

Easter is almost here so here is an Easter activity.  It includes practice writing lines, coloring, cutting, and writing.  You can choose a simple grouping of eggs to practice lines on and then color.  It also has a place at the bottom of the picture to write some sentences.  The second choice is  eggs to practice lines on.  You can then color the eggs and cut them out to glue onto a project.  I like to glue the eggs onto {Read More}

Recycled Egg Carton Garden Games

Pinching small objects is great for working on fine motor skills, so when I saw this cute carrot harvest idea on Powerful Mothering. I immediately thought it would be perfect for some of the kids that I work with. I wanted to give it more of a purpose for the different aged kids that I see, so I made two different games out of it. For both of the games you turn the egg carton upside down and poke a {Read More}