OT Activity of the Day:
Fork and Knife Skills
Target Age Range: 5 and up
I've often had parents come in and ask me to help their children manipulate and use a fork and knife. To do this I've always used play doh, it's easier and less stressful than practicing at dinner time when everyone is hungry.
In this picture I've even used a potato masher to make the play doh flat before using a plastic (and clear, sorry you can barely see the utensils!) set of fork and knife to cut the play doh in half. You can add a variety of kitchen tools to make this activity more fun.