OT Activity of the Day:
Hole punch fun!
Target Age Range: 3 and up
Improving handwriting is often what a pediatric OT is known for. When a child comes in for handwriting help, most often the difficulty stems from a lack of hand strength and stability. For these kiddos, in addition to remedial handwriting work, I also focus on building up their hand strength. A hole puncher is often a very fun way of doing this.
Here I have made a lady bug and a snake. I have put together and cut out 2-3 pieces of construction paper and used a hole punch in the top layers for the spots! Not only are we working on improving hand strength but also bilateral coordination, a skill necessary for displaying appropriate cutting skills.
Add an element of writing and create a story about your bug. Enjoy!