OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 3 and up
Today's activity is a fun winter science experiment. All you'll need is some ice, baking soda, vinegar, food coloring, and spray bottle/pipette/spoon.
First, place all your ice in a tray. Then sprinkle the ice with baking soda. Next, add some food coloring to the vinegar and use either a spray bottle, pipette, or a spoon to spray the ice. Listen closely and you'll hear the ice fizz! Not only will you hear the ice, but you'll get to see the ice turn color as well! The spray bottle or pipette will work on improving your child's hand strength, while, the spoon targets simple wrist/forearm rotation for the younger children. Fun and functional!
To add an element of writing you can have your child write down the steps to the activity (a great way to also work on short term recall and sequencing).