OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 4 and up
It’s October and we all know what that means! It’s time for all things pumpkins, bats, ghosts, witches, etc. This is a pediatric OT’s favorite time of year because so much Fall fun can turn into a great OT experience.
For starters, you can make a classic Jack-o-lantern out of construction paper, glue, and crayons. All I did for prep for this activity was draw a few guidelines for the pumpkin and stem and we have ourselves a great activity. Now, I drew triangles for the eyes, however if your child wants to do squares, circles, or another shape then that’s great as well! If you’d like to have your child practice precision cutting (a skill for 5 and up), you can always have your child cut out small triangles, squares, or circles for the face instead of drawing the face details.
This activity is perfect to work on cutting skills, drawing prewriting shapes, precision cutting, and if you’d like, you can write the name or word, “pumpkin” on the back for some writing practice.