OT Activity of the Day:
Jingle Bell Find!
Target Age Range: 2 and up
This is a fun activity for kiddos of all ages. This activity includes a sensory component, a fine motor component and a movement component. An occupational therapy trifecta!
I used my pom pom box and dumped in small jingle bells that I found in Target's dollar section. Your child can use their visual and tactile discrimination skills to locate the bells. These skills are the skills that help your child to visually locate an item in a busy background (drawer) or allow your child to use their tactile sense to locate an item without their vision (like when trying to find something in a backpack or desk).
Once your child finds the bells you can add movement by placing the cup on the other side of the room so they can crawl, jump or walk to collect the bells. Add the tongs to help with fine motor development!