OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 5 and up
I found this activity on Pinterest when I searched "STEM" activities. This challenge places emphasis on motor planning, problem solving, and fine motor skills.
First, I gathered several items from around my clinic. I used pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, Q-tips, straws, glue and tape. Feel free to use similar or different items, it all depends on what you have! Next I challenged my clients to build a snowflake. The catch is the snowflake has to stick together and has to have at least 3 different items. Depending on the age of your child you can change the guidelines to make it more challenging or easier. You can also have your older kiddos write the directions on how to make their snowflake to work on writing skills.
This is the perfect activity for your kiddos who are in Kindergarten or older. Enjoy!