OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 2 and up
Summer is almost here and that means kids will be off of school, at home, and in need of something to do. Send them outside to enjoy a little water play!
I designed this activity to work on hand eye coordination and hand strength. First fill the bucket with water, then drop the koosh balls in until they fill with water. When the balls are ready, have the kids pick them up, squeeze out the excess water (hand strength), and then try to toss them into the hula hoops (hand eye coordination). I bought the hula hoops at the dollar store and the koosh balls from the dollar section at Target. Cheap and fun!
Don't have a hula hoop? Draw shapes with sidewalk chalk and have the kids aim for the shapes instead. Don't have koosh balls? Use water balloons instead (always an instant hit and you can work on light touch instead of hand strength)!