OT Activity of the Day:
Roll A Frankenstein
Target Age Range: 3 and up
This game requires a little prep from an adult, but once the game is put together it will be endless Halloween fun. This is a game that can be played in a group of kids, with several Frankensteins, or solo.
First all the pieces need to be made, again, this can be adult prep, or if you have older kids (5/6 and up) they can help with the prep. Once all the pieces are set you're ready to play. The first item you need to roll to start your Frankenstein is the head. This may not happen on the first roll and therefore is great practice for those super competitive kiddos. Once the head is rolled, you can begin making your Frankenstein. Play a few times and when the game is over you can have your child glue everything into place.
With this activity, we're targeting bilateral coordination by using both hands when the dice are rolled, sequencing through a 2-3 step task, patience/regulation, and fine motor manipulation by manipulating all the small pieces.