OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 3 and up (making sure that your child no longer puts things in their mouth!)
Too cold to venture outside to play in the snow?? Our therapist, Jess, has come up with a solution! Homemade snow that you can play with in the comfort of your own home:). This is a great sensory activity that will help fill those hours of the day and provide some calming input to your child’s body. Depending on what type of manipulatives you place inside you can work on fine motor skills (scissor tongs, beads to string on pipe cleaners, tongs, small animals) or pretend play (small animals, small figurines, cars, etc.) or both!
All you need to do is mix a cup of regular old shaving cream and a cup of baking soda in a container and you’re set! Feel free to add a few drops of water to really get the consistency that you’re looking for! As always, we suggest you put a large sheet under the container to catch any mess that may be made:).