OT Activity of the Day:
Paper plate Apples
Target Age Range: 2 and up
This activity is for your younger child or the child just learning to cut. All you need is a paper plate, construction paper, crayons, dot markers and glue.
I know I've said that ripping paper is a precursor skill to cutting, so here we're really targeting that skill. You can give your child the whole paper to rip to shreds or you can give them strips of paper to rip. Or if your child has just learned to snip you can continue to practice this by giving them a strip of paper to snip into small pieces. Or if your child is still not cutting you can always give your child dot markers (wonderful practice with twist tops) or crayons to decorate the apple. I used red, however there are yellow and green apples as well.