OT Activity of the Day:
Egg Obstacle Course
Target Age Range: 4 and up
If you have plastic eggs and empty toilet paper (or paper towel) rolls, then you have all you need for this fun activity! This activity is meant to get your child up and moving. This is especially useful for those children who are movers and shakers! Create an obstacle course filled with anything you can think of: crashing into pillows, crawling through tunnels, skipping, galloping, animal walking, walking on stepping stones, hopping through hoops, hopping on a hippity hop, rolling on a therapy ball, rocking in a rocking chair, crawling under chairs or tables, or anything else you can think of! At the end of the obstacle course you can place several toilet paper rolls sitting upright. Have the child carefully place the eggs on top (as shown in the picture) each time they go through the obstacle course!
Not only is your child getting sensory support, but they get to practice upper limb stability by balancing eggs at the end. A great activity to help occupy your child during your Spring Break!
After a movement activity like this don't forget to engage your child in an activity like play doh, or therapy putty, or a sensory box to help calm them down.