OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 2 and up
It's hard not to get sucked into the Olympic spirit. So today we're making Olympic torches. This activity can be scaled up or down very easily. For the younger children you can have the torch part pre-cut and the work can be primarily on ripping the paper for the flame (paper ripping being a pre-cursor skill to cutting). For the older kids they can cut, rip paper, and even draw other details, a fine motor dream. As always, you can add an element of writing at the end and discuss your child's favorite sport or what they would do if they won a medal.
All you need are scissors, paper, glue, and crayons.