OT Activity of the Day:
Decorating with Chopsticks!
Target Age Range: 4 and up
This is a fun game for friends and family. Not only will this be a nice break from the stress of the season but your children will be practicing their bilateral coordination and fine motor manipulation at the same time.
To play this game all you need is some construction paper, dice, markers/crayons, poms (or crumpled up pieces of paper-nice way to really target fine motor manipulation) and chopsticks! Now I understand not everyone will have chopsticks, just grab a straw and bend it in half, and you have yourself make shift tongs/chopsticks!
I did not design this as a win/lose game, more just a game of fun and to see how many poms can fill up the tree. This is a great way to practice turn taking and use of chopsticks. Add movement if you'd like and place the poms on one side of the room with the tree on the other. If your child is working on using a spoon, forgo the chopsticks and practice scooping and stabilizing with a spoon!