OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 5 and up
If you're looking for a Halloween activity that focuses on fine motor manipulation, look no further! Today we're making a skeleton out of q-tips and cotton balls. This activity requires your child to use smooth, fluid movements, especially when stretching out the cotton ball for the head.
The first thing I did was carefully stretch out a cotton ball. This requires light touch, the pincer grasp and patience. Don't let your child get discouraged if they tear the cotton ball, just keep trying! Next I put glue on paper and carefully laid out the q-tips. Again, a wonderful challenge for fine motor manipulation. Last, I glued the cotton ball down and cut out small circles for the eyes and mouth (scissor skills).
Spooky and fun! Enjoy!