OT Activity of the Day:
Pipe cleaner letters, numbers and shapes!
Target Age Range: 5 and up
This was an activity that I did with the older kiddos (Kindergarten and First Grade). It was the perfect activity to target fine motor manipulation, motor planning, and visual motor skills. All skills that support writing!
Pictured is one of the numbers that we made. Not pictured were the shapes that were created (circles, squares, etc..) and the letters that we made. For some kiddos I used this as a step in an obstacle course (regulation and attention is key for this activity!). For some kiddos this was just the activity. For some kiddos we worked to identify the number or letter first before making it with the pipe cleaner. There are many ways to adapt and scale up or down!
The only requirement was that the pipe cleaner needed to fit in the given space without holding it in place with your fingers.