OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 5 and up
Today's activity is perfect for promoting scissor skills, visual motor skills, and hand strength. I did this activity with kiddos who were 5 year old and up and this was a great age range. For the older kiddos we even wrote a short sentence or two with the following writing prompt: "My snowman melted because.."
First we cut out all the pieces each child wanted to include on their snowman. I drew a guide line for kiddos to cut along and some kiddos even drew the items on the paper and didn't bother with the scissors at all. Then we took a bottle of glue and squeezed glue all over the paper. Next we folded the paper in half to smear the glue (prompt your child to make sure that the edges match for an extra visual motor challenge). Lastly, we glued all their pieces down in a random "melted" way.