OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 4 and up
An ideal OT activity targets several skill sets all at once: crayon or maker use, scissors, using two hands together, movement, and writing. This activity includes all the above.
For this activity you'll need: construction paper, scissors, markers or crayons, and a pencil. First cut a long strip of paper, then bring the ends together and cut small slits on the opposing sides so that you can hook the two ends together. Next, unhook the two ends so that you can use the crayons or markers to decorate the fish. Lastly, put the fish together and cut out small triangles for the tails.
For those kiddos that are older you can always have the child create a small story about their fish or describe their fish in a few sentences to add some writing. If you want to provide your child with some movement and work on simple sequencing you can always set up a small obstacle course that your child can take the fish through. The options are endless!