OT Activity of the Day:
Pipe Cleaner Holiday Tree
Target Age Range: 4 and up
This is the perfect activity for those kiddos who struggle with fine motor manipulation and hand strength. All you need are some pipe cleaners, popsicle stick, pom, glue and scissors.
First cut up some pipe cleaners into different sizes. I used red and green, however feel free to use any colors you would like. Next take your popsicle stick and begin to wrap the pipe cleaners around the stick (this is the fine motor manipulation challenge). When you're finished with that step you can glue the pom to the top as the "star". Feel free to add any detail you may want, like coloring in the bottom on the popsicle stick with a marker.
For the older kiddos you can have them write a sentence or two describing their tree. Enjoy!