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

Latest Occupational Therapy Activity Ideas

Touch and Match

This activity provides the child with tactile input as he digs in the selected media to find matching objects. The goal is to have the child use an appropriate grasp while pulling the object out of the container.

Winter Snowflakes

This activity provides the child with the opportunity to draw different shapes and practice his cutting skills.

Push Ins

This activity is good for hand strengthening as the child separates the clothespins from the cardboard discs and pushes the items through a narrow slit. In addition, the child also works on his pincer grasp and pre-cutting skills.

Hearts and Oval Butterfly

This is a fun activity for the spring, or any time of the year. The child is working on strengthening his fine motor integration skills by drawing shapes and on his cutting skills. Coloring the butterfly, decorating it, and twisting the pipe cleaners, is good for working on fine motor control and manual dexterity skills.

Melting Rainbow

This activity promotes fine motor control and strengthens the small muscles of the child’s hand.

Multi Step Shamrock

This is a fun visual motor craft for St. Patrick’s day. The activity has multiple steps, which works on the child’s motor planning skills, in addition to promoting fine motor and visual motor skills as the child traces, cuts, and glues the different materials. For this activity, it is recommended to use green, yellow, or gold objects (i.e pipe cleaners, tissue paper, green pasta, etc.)

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