What research says about early writing skills and how to go about acquiring them!

Liz's Early Learning Spot

Favourite Finger Play Rhymes and Songs! Includes a FREE printable and visual prompt suggestions. Your Kids OT

Cardboard tubes + box = hours of fun!

Fun toddler activity. Make a DIY peek-a-boo animal board.

What a great tree idea for toddlers! They can decorate this over and over again!

30 Activities & Materials that Promote Fine Motor Skills

Hands On As We Grow

: Learning to Use Scissors - cutting spaghetti (",)

pretend play post office at home - make your own play kit

Kids Activities Blog

Write thank you letters (and work on handwriting, too!)

Weighted pencils can be beneficial for students who do not press hard enough when writing or for students who have poor body awareness & need additional proprioceptive input to increase awareness of their hand.

Printable template for a Mr. Potato Head quiet book

Fine Motor Skill Activity: New Uses for Silly Bandz

Genius! Felt cupcakes...perfect quiet time toy. And no reason you can't make felt pizza or something too. Good for fine motor development and creativity.

paper plate marble track 3

Frugal Fun For Boys

Cheap and efficient way to decorate cookies...dollar store bottles!!! Very kid friendly!

pulling surprise puzzle pieces out of a container

Cut slits in a box and have child put milk caps in. Add an extra challenge by sitting on a therapy ball.

fun learning ideas.

pushing puff balls--this whole blog has great toddler activities.

Fun & Engaging Activities for Toddlers

keeping the little ones busy on road trips without involving hours of movies or barney ;)

fall trees made with q-tip painting.

Notes from a Pediatric Occupational Therapist: Adapted Paper for Math

Copy Me Game: A simple game fun for all ages. One player creates a pattern the other copies it. wonderful for building visual-perceptual and fine motor skills for reading and writing.

Shoe tie practice board--my dad made one of these for me back in the '70s!

Use toothpicks to eat blueberries