Pine Cone Bird Feeder and Spreading with a Knife

Spreading can be a challenge for many kids, so here is a fun activity that helps practice. You use a pine cone and attach a wire or string to the top of it so that you can hang it once it is finished. You then spread peanut butter all over the pine cone. It can be messy, and obviously not an activity for someone who is allergic to peanuts, but alternate butters can be used, such as sun butter (made {Read More}

Cooking For Therapy

I am working on doing a feeding group and integrating some simple food play/cooking/interaction.  With the population that I am working with, there will not be a lot of full blown cooking involved, but we will have fun with food.  We will play with messy food, and make things out of food materials. In my internet wanderings, I came across a website devoted to cooking with kids, and I may use some of their recipes.  They have some e-books about {Read More}

Peanut Butter Playdough Recipe:

Playing with playdoh is fun, and if you can eat the playdoh when you are done, it can be even more fun.  It is also a good way to play with food for kids that have problems with eating. Ingredients: 1 cup of smooth/creamy peanut butter 2 cups of powdered sugar 1/2 cup honey Mix all the ingredients together – if it seems a little too dry at first, you can stick it in the microwave for a few seconds {Read More}

Cake Pops, a cooking activity with sensory and fine motor

I have seen these cake pops around the internet, and they look so cute.  I thought that it would be fun to have a holiday party and decorate cake pops.  Instead of a cookie party, we would do cake pops.  As I was making them, I was thinking about the therapy involved.  You could only do these if you are in the right setting.  You would have to have a kitchen, and the whole process takes a while, so the {Read More}