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OTPlan helps you find pediatric occupational therapy activity ideas by skills to promote and common everyday materials.

Each activity details the purpose, materials needed, process, and how-to images.

All activities are added by a licensed and registered pediatric occupational therapist.

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Fun activities and tools to develop and promote fine motor, visual motor, and sensory processing skills.

Latest Occupational Therapy Activity Ideas

The Battle of the Bottles

This activity provides heavy work through lifting and carrying. The child receives proprioceptive input which may help in strengthening the upper body and improve body awareness.

Over the Rainbow

This activity provides proprioceptive input and helps in building upper extremity strength.

Your Very Own Fish Tank

This activity develops pre-writing skills (drawing a face), imitation skills (copying from a model), fine motor skills (cutting and pincer grasp) as well as hand strength and control. Children are motivated to complete this activity and will be pleased that they have their own “pet”.

Sorting Buttons

This simple activity assists in developing fine motor skills especially focusing on pincer grasp and thumb opposition.

TP Roll Snake

This activity works on multiple skills. The child will work on motor planning through a craft activity that has multiple steps. Painting with a brush or Q-tips will help develop grasp patterns, as well as work on visual motor skills. If using a tissue paper, the child can practice cutting skills by cutting small pieces and work on finger strengthening as he/she crumbles the pieces into little balls.

Wall Walking

A quick activity that enables the child will receive proprioceptive input through the feet, the ankles, and the knees.

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