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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

Paper Fish

This activity promotes cutting skills and motor planning through the task. Give the child the instructions verbally and support with visuals if needed. Observe if the child is able to motor plan through the three steps (cut, glue, color/decorate) without assistance.

Water Board Tracing

This activity encourages and promotes pre writing skills by allowing the child to practice letter formation using a paint brush and water.

Dream Catcher

In addition to the strengthening of the finger muscles, this activity helps in developing the child’s cutting skills as the child imitates the cutting motion by using a single hole puncher.

Airplane Catch

This activity enables the child to develop his upper body strength and receive proprioceptive input. It also gives the child an opportunity to work on maintaining eye contact.

Punch It

This activity helps in developing cutting skills.

Magnadoodle

This activity helps in developing pre-writing and writing skills.

Squeeze and Paint

This activity works on finger motions that are similar to the ones used for cutting.

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