OT Ideas

Ideas of stuff I want to use with my elementary school occupational therapy kids :) Occasionally other random OT related ones....
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Peanut butter snails - this would be great snack to make with little kids! (Adult helping with the knife, of course)

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Tutorial for making homemade DIY stretchy lycra sensory sheets for kids with autism or sensory processing disorder.

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Homemade Stretchy Sensory Sheet

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pokemon coloring pages, word searches, etc...

Pokemon Games: Misc1

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Brain Breaks, Instant Recess and Energizers - Action for Healthy Kids

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Brain Breaks, Instant Recess and Energizers

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Teaching Students How to Justify Answers in Math - Teaching to Inspire with Jennifer Findley

Teaching Students How to Justify Answers in Math - Teaching to Inspire with Jennifer Findley

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Enchanted Meditations for Kids (Calm for Kids)

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Weighted hedgehog for sensory input. See more at http://missawesomeness.com/hedgehog/

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This is a lifehack, using a tennis ball with a slit in it, to protect the softer fabrics of your sweaters on hooks. :) Or use a vinyl Munchy ball from TherapyFunZone.com instead, in case of possible lint!

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Be an animal doctor! Cut a line across the paper animal (surgery?) to practice cutting, then fix it with a band-aid - opening and applying a band-aid is a great self-help skill and fine motor task.

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Keep your puzzle pieces intact when traveling using high-quality painter's tape, or use to make puzzles easier by blocking off some of the pieces. Taken from my Miss Awesomeness Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/missawesomenessdotcom/photos

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Get little Party City skateboards and then carefully place tiny Zinkies (Squinkie minis) or other small figurines onto them.

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Back Massage from kids funny quote family quote family quotes parent quotes humor parent humor. I'm so doing this too

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Boost your child's visual-motor skills in an easy and creative way by using rubber bands to copy or create!

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Using your flat iron/hair straightener as an iron on edges...curtains, sleeves, collars....just use with caution, no burning your house down or melting buttons. Energy conservation? Genius life hack? Hmm.

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Need something to do quick? Grab some rubber bands. Have the child create a design then write about it. Ask them to make something (make me a "dog paw" and see if they figure out. Make a small design and ask them to copy it, which requires figure-ground work, sequencing, searching, etc.

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Rubber bands and visual motor tasks!

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Use a large Easter egg as your Bluetooth case. Will hold most of the smaller models. :) Life hack!

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Home Made by Carmona: Chore System for the Kids

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Notice the stickers in the shoes...

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A Parent's Guide: Lots of Kid Tips - Kids Activities Blog

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Love this idea...or the equivalent at least...

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36 Life Hacks Every College Student Should Know

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wait is this true?!!!! I think it's a lie!!!

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Pipe Tree

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Pipe Tree : S&S Worldwide

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Cookie Monster Bean Bag Toss

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Teaching-365: Day 52: Cookie Monster Bean Bag Toss

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Cool idea. "Jumbo Inflatable Ring Toss. Great for geriatrics and pediatrics OT."

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Walmart: Jumbo Inflatable Ring Toss

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“Kaleidoscope Painting” Paint the lid of a cup with black paint and use it to stamp overlapping circles. Once it dries, paint inside each shape with a different color.

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Life hack for OT: Key ring help. Use stapler remover to hold key chain open to put on thick keys/protect manicure/etc

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Life hack for OT: Key ring help

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