OT Activity of the Day:
Hole Punch Leaves!
Target Age Range: 4 and up
As of last Thursday, it's officially Fall here in Northern Virginia. Which means that the leaves will soon change and fall to the ground. While I'm looking out my window and seeing all green, there's no reason why we can't fast forward a bit here in the clinic!
My last hole punch activity was a real hit with all the clients. So I decided to break out the hole puncher again. Here we drew a tree and then used hole punch clippings as the leaves. Now I used the three colors that I associate with Fall, however I know every kid is different so feel free to use whatever colors you, or your child, would like!
As an added bonus, you can have the child draw the tree. They can either copy what you have drawn or they can come up with their own idea. Another good idea, have them color in the tree trunk so that they are targeting fine motor control in addition to their visual motor/ideation skills. As always, the hole punch is an excellent way to build hand strength. A skill very important to ensure success in everyday school life.
Happy Fall, enjoy!