OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 4 and up
I would say that most kids love to bowl and, in general, build towers and knock them over. Why not combine the two ideas?! Here I've used red solo cups and built a large tower. Now I can have a child lay on their bellies, or sit, on the scooter board to scoot into the tower and knock it over.
This can focus on development in so many ways. Building the tower out of solo cups can be tough and will require your child to use their upper body stability and light touch to build the tower carefully. As your child self propels and scoots the scooter board towards the tower they are focusing on improving their postural and trunk muscles, both necessary for a proper seated position in a chair. And, ff you would like, you can build two towers and have your child copy your tower which will focus on improving those visual motor skills.