OT Activity of the Day:
Drawing with our feet!
Target Age Range: 3 and up
So yeah, that's my foot, and yes I am drawing a smiley face. Why? Because this is a great way to work on trunk stability in kids and adults alike. Trunk support is important for our kiddos because it helps them maintain a seated posture throughout the day. Children who do not have appropriate trunk stability are those kiddos that you see propping themselves frequently on the table or during circle time. In order for your child to be successful in their seated tasks at school this is a very important skill to work on.
All you need for this activity is a large piece of paper, tape (I used painters tape so not to ruin the wall), markers/crayons, and a foot. Tape the paper to the wall (I taped it pretty low to the ground so it's pretty easy), place a marker in your child's foot and have your child go to town. If they end up tiring out quickly, no worries, having your child color on a vertical surface is also a great way to work on shoulder stability, another necessary skill for successful writing.