OT Activity of the Day:
Thanksgiving Day Activities!
Target Age Range: 3 and up
Looking for some fun holiday themed activities for your littles this Thanksgiving? We’ve got you covered! Here are some of our favorite activities to help entertain your children while you cook!
Name Tags- Grab some construction paper, stickers (foam are my favorite), crayons, glue, pom poms, and anything else you can think to decorate some name tags. I folded a piece of construction paper into 4s and then I cut out the squares and folded the paper and it gave a pretty good size for name tags. For your younger children you can always have the paper precut and the names already written and they can simply decorate the name tags, for the older ones you can have them cut, write and decorate! This is a great way to work on fine motor manipulation, visual motor skills and handwriting!
Play Doh Turkey- I grabbed some play doh and made a turkey! Play doh is always a great way to improve hand strength end endurance. When making a turkey it’s also a great activity for fine motor manipulation! I made my turkey standing up, but you can flatten the play doh and make a flat turkey if you would like!
Thanksgiving Necklaces- I used some scissors, construction paper, glue, crayons, yarn and a hole puncher to make a turkey necklace! This is another fun activity that can be precut for your little ones. The older kiddos can even write on them! I made mine more detailed, but you can make yours as simple or as elaborate as you would like! The hole puncher is always a fan favorite, and is a great way to work on improving hand strength and endurance.
Not Pictured: Sensory Bin- you can make a bean bin or you can be festive and dump some popcorn seeds into a large container for your sensory bin. You can add some feathers, cups, tongs, empty spice containers, and anything else that may keep your child entertained. As always, I would always recommend laying a large sheet down first to catch any runaway sensory items-this definitely helps with cleanup!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Have a safe and happy holiday!