OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 3 and up
I've used squeeze darts in so many ways over the years. I've used them as a calming toy (kids love watching the darts fly up and down and this calms them and distracts them during meltdowns), hand strengthening activity, and an a hand/eye coordination activity. I've challenged motor planning abilities by asking kids how many different ways, or parts of their body, they can think of or use to squeeze the darts. I've added point values to places around the room and we've practiced adding and writing numbers. You can also place sight words or spelling words around the room and practice writing as you hit the various words.
They are incredibly cheap ( I bought 10 for 4 or 5 dollars at Target) and always a hit! Enjoy!