OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 4 and up
It's now October which means all things Halloween are fair game. First up, we have pumpkins! This activity is great because it really focuses on scissor skills and the ability to cut across a piece of paper and on a line. By the age of 4, your child is developmentally able to cut on a line with scissors. If this is a skill your child is still working towards, here's a great way to practice!
First, I cut several strips of orange paper, and one strip of green paper. Next I laid the orange pieces down and fanned them out in a circle while keeping the bottom ends together. I then stapled the bottom ends together and then brought the strips together at the top where I stapled them again. Last I glued the stem on top! Feel free to decorate with markers or stickers, another great way to hone in on those fine motor manipulation skills.