OT Activity of the Day:
Coloring with CRAYONS
Target Age Range: 4 and up
Want a great way to improve your child's hand strength and endurance? Have them color! And be sure to hide the markers, crayons are the way to go.
It sounds silly, but crayons work to improve your child's hand strength more than markers because you actually have to press harder to get the crayons to mark on paper. And as much as children hate it, the broken crayons are actually the best crayons. Smaller, or broken, crayons naturally promote an age appropriate grip simply because there is very little space on the broken crayon to hold it in any way other than a tripod.