OT Activity of the Day:
Apples, trees, and leaves
Target Age Range: 4 and up
This is a great activity for targeting bilateral coordination. All I did was grab a cardboard box and cut out some shapes, in this case an apple, a tree, and a leaf. I then took some yarn and cut a long strip of each color and started wrapping. You can use any color yarn you want, I went with a fall theme but don't feel limited.
I love this activity because you have to stabilize one hand while wrapping with the other. This skill is so important because it helps with writing, cutting, self help skills, and many other tasks.
If you would like to add to the activity you can even have your child color the shape first. You could even decorate with stickers or dot markers before you start wrapping to target those fine motor manipulation skills. If you have an older child they can even make their own shape and cut it out first before wrapping. The options are limitless!