Seasons Button Tree

I have added another button activity to my arsenal of fun things to button. This one is a seasonal tree, so you can button on the different seasons. It includes white snow for winter, green for spring, orange and red for fall, and fruit of red or orange for summer. The tree itself I made reversible so there is a lush green on one side, and a tan for bare branches on the other side to simulate the seasons. I {Read More}

A Bunch of Bee Themed Activities

To work on pencil control, it really is great to do activities where you are having to control your pencil.  For this I use pencil paths, pencil adventures, circles, and coloring. I really enjoyed using the flower honeycomb activity that I made for doing circles, and I wanted to have some more activities that would build on the theme, so I created some.  I now have a variety of different activities in the Bee Pollen Honey Fine Motor Pack,  so {Read More}

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}

Swimming for Letters

I played with foam letters with the kids in school where we rolled the dice and then fed the letters to the Munchy Ball, and now that it is summer, we took the game to the pool so that we could swim for the letters. The fun foam letters float, so it makes it easy to swim for them. We threw the color dice (it worked better on the deck than in the pool) and then swam to get that {Read More}

Fireworks Coloring to Practice Writing Lines

Fourth of July is this week, and what better way to practice writing different types of lines than drawing fireworks.  You can make fireworks out of different colors, and make squiggly lines, straight lines, curly lines, circles, and spirals. You can use colored pencils to color the fireworks.  I recommend that you use broken crayons and hold multiple colors in your hand at the same time.  That way you can work on in-hand manipulation while you are practicing the lines.  {Read More}