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

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

Activity of The Day

Ball Bopp

This activity promotes eye-hand coordination, visual perception (tracking), and upper body strength if done in prone.

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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

Chalkdraw

This activity helps in developing pre-writing and writing skills. ,, the child receives more kinesthetic feedback when drawing or writing with a chalk. Having the child lay prone on the floor helps with proximal stability and assists in strengthening the shoulder muscles.

Fruit Building

This is a delicious activity. While this activity promotes tripod grasp and bilateral hand use, it is also a wonderful way to introduce new foods and textures to picky eaters or those children who love and enjoy fruit. Suggested fruit: cantaloupe, watermelon, mango, banana, grapes, plums, and peaches (veggies are welcome as well).

Squirt Till it Drops

This activity should be done outdoors. The squirting motion strengthens the hand muscles and promotes bilateral coordination. When using the squirt bottle to draw shapes or write letters, this activity also develops visual motor skills.

A Slippery Fish

This activity promotes the use of scissors and helps the child imitate movements that are similar to the ones used for cutting. In addition, this activity develops the child’s sensory processing through exposing him/her to the touch of water.

Dot Dot Paint

Develop your child’s fine motor skills and strengthen grasp and manual control.

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