OT Activity of the Day:
Reindeer Boot Camp
Target Age Range: 3 and up
This is a great activity for kiddos who are super excited about the upcoming holiday and need to burn some energy. You can name this "Reindeer Boot Camp" to entice your children into participation and tell them that they need to be "ready" should Santa need some extra help on Christmas Eve. But the idea is just to get your kids up and moving!
Some ideas for movement:
1. Small obstacle course full of crawling, jumping, animal walks, and crashing. This can be done through play with a tunnel, jumping in hula hoops, crashing into a pile of pillows, etc...
2. Adapted forms of burpees, jumping jacks, push ups, and planks.
3. Running laps around the house or up and down the side walk.
4. Pushing a heavy laundry basket across a carpeted area.
And anything else you can think of that your child enjoys doing! Just remember to pair this with a calming activity like play doh or reading a book!
Happy holidays and enjoy!