OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 5 and up
With the weather getting nicer it's time to start playing in the great outdoors. To help build some fine motor work into outside play I've made a parachute out of a coffee filter and yarn! Attach this to any small figurine and you have hours of fun!
To make the parachute I used a hole puncher and punched 4 holes into the coffee filter. Then I cut 4 equal lengths of yarn and tied them through the holes. Once that's done you can tie the bottom ends of the yarn to your favorite figurine and let the good times roll. This is a great activity to focus on fine motor strength and manipulation.
To add more depth to the activity you can always create a target or two in the yard and have your child practice their hand eye coordination by aiming for the targets. Attach a point value to each target and your child can practice writing their numbers while keeping track of their scores!