OT Activity of the Day:
Clean the House!
Target Age Range: 3 and up
So it has been raining and cool pretty much the entire month of May here in Northern Virginia and SUNSHINE and warmth are finally in the forecast. You know that means? Time to get outside!
Grab a sponge, fill up a bucket of water and let your kids go to town "cleaning" the house! It doesn't have to be the house, it can be a driveway, a porch, a patio, or even a car. When kids are squeezing the sponge to ring out the water they are working on improving hand strength. When they are using their arms and upper body to "wash the wall" or car or even on all fours to "wash" the driveway they are working on improving shoulder stability. You can present it as a fun activity by putting on their bathing suits or other clothes that can get wet and they can even squeeze the sponge on each other. As with all activities it really can be catered to whatever you and your child want!