OT Activity of the Day
Target age range: 3 and up
All you need is paper, crayons, a hole punch and anything that can be scavenged from outside.
This is actually two activities in one. In the first activity, you are focusing on letter recognition and building letters with things that have been collected from maybe a walk, or simply your backyard or your front yard. Moving is so important for kids, it helps with overall regulation, coordination, and building strength and endurance. So encourage your child to run around and collect as much "nature" as they can so you can build all the letters of their name, or even the alphabet!
In the second activity your child is using a hole punch to make holes in leaves, just like the very hungry caterpillar. Bonus if you have the book, you can read it together and then head outside to act it out, what other things can your child find to have the "caterpillar" eat so that he/she can grow into a butterfly? In addition to fun, the hole punch is a great method to help build hand strength!