OT Activity of the Day:
Painting with a fork!
Target Age Range: 4 and up
This is a fun activity for your older Preschoolers. It was not only a festive craft, but it targeted skills like fine motor manipulation and scissor use!
All you need is some paint, construction paper, a fork, scissors, and glue. First we painted using the fork. We started at the top of page and used our fork as our paint brush and "brushed" down. This was great as it challenged the way the child used the fork in their hands (fine motor manipulation). After that my client and I used strips of construction paper and scissors and cut them into "ornaments". The strip of paper is the perfect size for a child learning to cut across a piece of paper. Not only does this focus on fine motor development of your Preschooler, but this also challenges them to complete a multiple step task using a specific sequence that they need to remember.