OT Activity of the Day:
Cotton Ball Snowflake
Target Age Range: 3 and up
Today's activity is perfect for your Preschoolers, both young and old. This craft focuses on scissor skill development and fine motor grasping skills.
First you have to cut strips of paper to make the snowflake. This can be pre made for your younger kiddos, 2 years old or young 3. Or for your older kiddos, you can make guidelines on the paper so they can practice cutting on a line, a skill developed between 3 and 4 years of age. I used blue paper, but as always, you can use whatever color your child wants. Next, you criss cross the paper so it looks like a snowflake. Then you get the paint ready! Again, I used white, but the options are limitless. I used a cotton ball to dip into the paint and put on the snowflake, a great way to work on grasp development. You can also use a wine cork, a q-tip, or even a paint brush. It's whatever you have available!
Have fun and enjoy!