OT Activity of the Day:
Birds of a Feather!
Target Age Range: 4 and up
This has been a fun activity for all my Preschool kiddos. We use glue, a paint brush, pre-cut tissue paper, scissors, and a picture of a bird. This activity promotes tool use (paint brush), bilateral coordination, scissor use, fine motor manipulation, and writing skills.
For the younger kiddos (3 year olds), I didn't have them do any cutting. For all other kiddos, I drew a square around the bird so that the child could cut it out. I then had them turn the picture over so they could write their names on the back of the paper. Depending on their skill level, they would have to write a short phrase as well. Then we flipped the paper back over to the picture side and used glue and a paint brush to put glue all over the bird. Lastly, we added the tissue paper for the feathers.
A craft perfect for Spring! Enjoy!