OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 4 and up
3...2...1...Blast off! Looking for a use for those empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls? Look no further. Grab some scissors, glue or tape, construction paper, stickers, markers, and just about anything else and you too can make a rocket. While making this, I can attest to the fact that your child will be challenged to use their scissor skills, bilateral coordination abilities, and their fine motor manipulation skills. All three areas are key for an appropriate handwriting foundation so the more fine tuned these skills, the easier writing will be!
Do you have a younger child who would like to make a rocket? Eliminate the cutting and have pre made shapes all ready for the child to glue or tape on. What about an older child? Add an element of writing and talk about where the rocket will go on it's journey.
Fun for all ages, enjoy!