OT Activity of the Day:
Drawing with a Blindfold
Target Age Range: 4 and up
This is such a funny group activity and perfect for those holiday gatherings. There are a few ways to participate in this activity and no one has to be blindfolded if they do not want to.
First I took a paper plate and I held it on my head. Then I took a pencil and began to attempt to draw a snowman (you can draw anything holiday related though) while the plate was still on my head. This is targeting my proprioceptive sense (my muscle/ body awareness sense). Without seeing I need to rely on my muscles to accurately move and draw a snowman. This ability is important for kiddos because it helps them to feel a sense of self, aides in self regulation and helps a child to be more aware of their "personal space".
If drawing on top of your child's head is too complicated, you can always use a blindfold instead. If you opt for the blindfold, you don't need to use a paper plate, regular paper on a table would be fine.
Once everyone has drawn their picture, compare and get ready to laugh! Enjoy!