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Liz's Early Learning Spotfrom Liz's Early Learning Spot

Pre-Writing Skills: Essential for Early Learners

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

Pre-Writing Skills: Essential for Early Learners - Liz's Early Learning Spot

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

Favourite Finger Play Rhymes and Songs!

Cardboard tubes + box = hours of fun!

a happy wanderer: ball maze...

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

Toddler Approved!: Zoo Animal Peek-a-Boo Board

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

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Hands On As We Growfrom Hands On As We Grow

Promote Fine Motor Skills with 30 Materials & Activities

30 Activities & Materials that Promote Fine Motor Skills

Promote Fine Motor Skills with 30 Activities & Materials

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

An idea on Tuesday: Learning to Use Scissors

Kids Activities Blogfrom Kids Activities Blog

DIY Post Office Play Kit

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

DIY Post Office Play Kit - Kids Activities Blog

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

Salsa Pie: Kid Crafted Thank You Cards on Classic Play

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.

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Printable template for a Mr. Potato Head quiet book

Mr. Potato Head - Quiet book pages 10 & 11

Fine Motor Skill Activity: New Uses for Silly Bandz

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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.

Build a Felt Cupcake | Alpha Mom

Frugal Fun For Boysfrom Frugal Fun For Boys

Paper Plate Marble Track

paper plate marble track 3

Paper Plate Marble Track - Frugal Fun For Boys

Bake at 350from Bake at 350

Pier Giorgio Frassati Cookies

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

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pulling surprise puzzle pieces out of a container

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

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fun learning ideas.

Little Hands, Big Work: fine motor

Fun & Engaging Activities for Toddlersfrom Fun & Engaging Activities for Toddlers

Homemade Toy: Pushing Puff Balls

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

Homemade Toy: Pushing Puff Balls

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

Play At Home Mom LLC: Adventures in the Dark

fall trees made with q-tip painting.

La classe della maestra Valentina

Notes from a Pediatric Occupational Therapist: Adapted Paper for Math

OT Cafe: 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.

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

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Use toothpicks to eat blueberries

OT Cafe: What's in season? Blueberries!