OT Activity of the Day:
Paper Tearing Snowman
Target Age Range: 4 and up
This is the perfect fine motor activity for your older preschoolers and Kindergartners. This activity focuses on cutting and paper tearing, two tasks that help improve your child's fine motor manipulation, bilateral coordination and visual motor skills.
All you need is some construction paper, scissors, glue, and markers/crayons. First I created a circle guideline on blue paper to help the kiddos cut out a circle. Once the circle is cut out you can start tearing white paper for the snowman. This activity calls for smaller paper shreds which really targets your child's fine motor manipulation. After all the paper is torn, you can start building your snowman! Feel free to create any type of snowman you would like, the snowman can even look "melted"!
As an added challenge you can then talk about the actual sequence to building a snowman. For your Kindergartners, you can even have them copy the directions to work on writing.