OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 4 and up
This activity is designed for those kiddos who need extra practice with fork manipulation. If your child struggles with using their fork to self feed, I'm sure you know that practicing during meal time is a very frustrating moment for all. The best time to practice utensil use is outside of mealtime. There is less pressure and success tends to be higher. So grab those forks, some paint, paper plates, construction paper, and scissors and let's get started.
The set up is easy. You can choose to use an extra plate for the paint or you can simply put some paint on a plate and spread it around with the fork. It's entirely up to you. The best way to really practice with the fork is to make sure that your child is really changing directions and targeting all areas of the plate. Once the plate is painted, all you need to do is cut out a circle for the turkey's body and either use more construction paper for the facial features or you can use crayons/markers. The final touch is to glue the turkey down to the plate and you have a turkey complete with feathers!