OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 5 and up
This is a fun holiday activity for your Kindergartners and up. It promotes bilateral coordination, scissor skills, and fine motor manipulation. All skills necessary for a successful school day! This craft was completed using bubble wrap, though I'm thinking a sponge would also create the textured look.
First have your child cut out the center of a paper plate (I poked a hole in the middle of the plate to start the process for safety's sake). Then wrap the bubble wrap around the paint brush and dip and dab all around the plate for the textured look, again a sponge may work well here. After your child is happy with the paint, the decorating begins! I used tissue paper and focused on ripping and squishing the paper, both placing emphasis on fine motor manipulation. We then dipped the tissue paper in glue and placed it on the wreath. Some kiddos enjoyed making a pattern, others enjoyed a more spontaneous look!
Either way, a great fine motor craft, enjoy! And while these colors are for Christmas, it can be easily changed for different holidays!