OT Activity of the Day:
Olympic Obstacle Course!
Target Age Range: 4 and up
Today we created an Olympic style obstacle course! We had a bobsled (scooter board), curling (squeezing the eye dropper to move the cotton ball along the line), downhill skiing (straw with cotton ball- blowing the cotton ball along the track), ice skating (maze), and clothespins, because why not?
This obstacle course provided heavy work and breath work for our sensory seekers and a fine and visual motor component for everyone. I timed children as they "competed" and each child was excited to get into the Olympic spirit. At the end of the course we cut out medals to hang around their necks to work on scissor skills and bilateral coordination.