OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 2 and up
Today's activity can span all ages. I picked out some green, yellow, and red poms and pretended they were apples. I then put them in a bucket and depending on the age the task varied.
For the young kiddos I just worked on promoting age appropriate grasp patterns (pincer grasp) by having them pick up the "apples" and then placing them in the bucket. For the older kiddos I added tongs (hand strength and fine motor manipulation work) and spread the "apples" around the room and the kiddos collected them with the tongs. For some kiddos I even added dice (bilateral coordination when shaking the dice with both hands) so that they had a specified number of "apples" to gather during their turn.
All in all, this was a perfect fine motor activity! Enjoy!