OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 3 and up
This is a great craft for the younger kiddos. I would pre-cut the corn and husk and even glue it down depending on the level of your child. The real work is in the painting. Now, I chose to use a cotton ball, however you can use fingers or a q-tip, either works on finger isolation and overall grasping development.
Once your corn is glued together and your mode of painting is determined you can get to work! Q-tips are great ways to promote a tripod grasp on a fine motor utensil. So is using a cotton ball. While I used a clothes pin on my cotton ball, you can easily use your child’s pincer grasp (thumb and index finger) to hold onto the cotton ball. If you go with finger painting this would be a great way to work on finger isolation! Happy painting!