One of my absolute favorite activities with young kids is playing with fun foam shapes on a mirror. It works well in the bathtub, shower, or on a glass door too. You spay the glass surface with water (great squeezing activity) and then the foam shapes will stick to the glass.
I will often have the kids work on balance and crossing mid-line while reaching at the same time. We can sit on a bolster, ball, or t-stool and reach across your body to the ground to get the next foam shape to put up. You can also work on squatting, half-kneel and standing. In the gym I usually use a mirror, but when I am at a child’s house, often we use a glass door.
You could match colors, numbers, alphabet, or shapes while working on shoulder strength with reaching up high.
I use all kids of objects to place on the glass, as long as they can stick. We do foam shapes, I have some little foam bug shapes which are great for fine motor skills. Squigz are also a perfect tool for placing on the glass and they target some great skills when playing with them.
- Squirt bottle
- Glass surface
- Fun foam shapes or Squigz
- Reach and grasp
- Crossing midline
- Upper body strength
- Fine Motor
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