OT Activity of the Day:
Cotton Ball Snowman
Target Age Range: 5 and up
I'm posting this activity with wishful thinking. I am one of those rare people who like snow and so far this winter I have not seen much. That doesn't mean we can do "snow" activities though!
All you need to do is grab some cotton balls and anything you'd like to use to decorate the snowman (glitter, sequins, markers, paint, etc...). The tricky part to this activity is gently stretching a cotton ball without tearing it. This requires fine motor control and manipulation. Important skills that make writing easier. If for some reason this becomes very tricky for your child, or you have a much younger child, you can always just tear the cotton ball apart and glue the pieces to the paper as a "snow storm".
With either craft option, you can use markers/crayons to decorate the paper, you can use other pieces of construction paper to add details to a snowman or snow storm, or even use some paint! In any way you choose, your child is using their fine motor skills which is a benefit!