OT Activity of the Day:
Dot Marker Turkey
Target Age Range: 2 and up
This is a perfect week for all things TURKEY! Today we are using dot markers to make today's turkey, which is a perfect craft for those young preschoolers. This is also a very easy task to scale up for those older preschoolers and Kindergarteners. For this task you'll need construction paper, a paper plate, scissors, glue, and dot markers.
First I cut out the body for the turkey using brown construction paper. For the younger kiddos, this can all be done ahead of time and then they can use their visual motor skills to copy your model and piece their turkey together. For the older kiddos you can draw guidelines and have them target their visual motor skills by cutting out all the pieces and then assembling. Then I cut out the beak and gobbler. If you'd like these can all be drawn on as well. Then I used my dot markers and dotted all over the paper plate. Last I took my turkey and I glued him down. Depending on the age of your child they can then practice writing their name, the word TURKEY, or even write a sentence about their turkey on a separate piece of paper. So many fine motor skills being targeted all at once!