OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 2 and up
Gold medals for all! Today we're continuing with our Olympic theme and using our fine motor skills for the win. This activity can be scaled up or down depending on the age and skill level of your child. For the younger kiddos you can have the medal pre-cut and they can practice using markers, stickers, or glitter to decorate their medal. This will give your child a chance to hone in on their fine motor manipulation skills.
For the older kiddos you can have them first cut out their medals before decorating and they can then use the hole punch to make a hole in the medal for the string. This is a great way to work on improving their scissor skills and hand strength. Add an element of writing and have your child describe their medal or talk about what sport they would win their medal in and why.
All you need are scissors, a hole puncher, string, markers, stickers, and anything else you may want to use. Enjoy!