OT Activity of the Day:
Feed the tennis ball!
Target Age Range: 3 and up
This is a client favorite. In the past I've typically paired the tennis ball and beads with therapy putty, however the tennis ball is such a hit it can stand alone!
Here I've added dice to the mix and we have ourselves a little game. First you take the dice, and shake them (in both hands, we want to work on that bilateral coordination) and roll them. Then you take that amount of beads and feed the tennis ball one at a time. This is a very simple game and puts emphasis on improving the strength and manipulation in those little hands. This is great practice for those kiddos who struggle with writing endurance and overall control.