OT Activity of the Day:
Decorate a telescope or binoculars
Target Age Range: 3 and up
Today is supposed to be a scorcher in the Washington, DC area. If you're looking for an inside activity to keep your kids out of the heat, look no more! Grab an empty paper towel roll (future telescope) or empty toilet paper rolls (future binoculars) and you can have hours of fun!
First you need to decorate, just grab whatever is available, it could be crayons, markers, paint, dot markers, etc... I've tried to put stickers on a paper towel roll before, which was less than successful, however feel free to try it for yourself!
After you decorate your telescope or binoculars, your child can become an explorer (writing down all their finds throughout the day), a pirate (create a pirate ship!), or even just play "Eye Spy". A great way to work on fine motor skills, ideation, and cooperative play while staying cool.