OT Activity of the Day:
Painting with Marbles
Target Age Range: 4 and up
I know I've said it before, but bilateral coordination is an important skill for those school age kids. This will help them with cutting and writing, both being staples in your young child's life. A great way to hone in on this skill is to paint with marbles!
Here's what you'll need: a tray (I used an aluminum tray, though you can easily use a rimmed cookie sheet), paper, paint, and a few marbles (how many you use is up to you). Just to ease up on any mess concern, this may be a fun activity to do outside!
After you place the paper in the tray and add your paint and marbles, you hand the tray to your child and let them gently use both their hands to tip the tray from side to side so that the marbles mix with the paint and create art! Remember, the trick is to control your movements and coordinate both arms to keep the marbles in the tray!