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Sensory Diet Ideas for Oral Sensory Seeking Behaviors in Children

Bugs in the Grass - sweet Spring-time activity to promote sorting, playing, matching, fine motor skill development and fun!

increase sequencing, fine motor, and visual perceptual and visual motor skills. I'd use for kids 18 months and up.

Yogarilla Body Awareness Card Deck - Super Duper Educational Learning Toy for Kids Super Duper® Publications,

Your Therapy Source - www.YourTherapySo...: Tips for Teaching a Child Dressing Skills

DIY bean bag toss inspiration for the boys. Could do this with one of our left over moving boxes and the boys could help me paint it..

Infinity 8’s both relax and stretch the eye muscles to help kids see, read, and write more clearly and easily. This kind of eye exercise is really important to do while children’s eye muscles are developing the strength to focus for fine motor activities.

Get ready to Wok n Roll with this great game that works on a million occupational therapy goals. Great for kids of all ages because it can be adapted for all skill levels.

A game to teach in-hand manipulation skills,visual perceptual skills and more! For ideas on adapting this game, follow the link to The Playful Otter (OTR).

The BOSU ball is a tool I recommend many times in Understanding Your Child's Sensory Signals. It is an excellent, versatile tool for vestibular and proprioceptive activities at home and in the classroom. Enjoy this how-to video with all sorts of fun ideas for using the BOSU..including jumping, balancing, huge leaps in prone extension and full ...

Great for visual motor, motor planning and coordination!

Rotten Egg--cute homemade game! Great for bilateral integration! Repinned by SOS Inc. Resources

LOVE this idea for fine motor and sensory! - Pinned by @PediaStaff – Please visit for all (hundreds of) our pediatric therapy pins

Tray work, practical life skills, Following step by step instructions.

simple mazes I'm wondering if I made a map of our most frequented places (home, school, library, Walgreens, etc) if my son could show me the path on a homemade map. He's always telling me "turn right" or "turn left" if we drive by a desired place. Clearly he's paying attention.

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.

Velcro Ball - gross motor, action projected sequencing, visual motor and tracking.

Indoor Foot Volleyball and other indoor fun games to play with your kids

Beanbag Stomp & Catch This looks like a fun DIY game to keep the boys happily entertained! I wasn't prepared (although I should have been) for the huge launches created by the boys jumping on the board. They are loving it!

Eye-foot coordination, crossing midline, visual focus and fun - Pinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit for all our pediatric therapy pins

And I've been throwing all those little hotel bottles away! Bottle and lid matching activity - great idea for an OT activity! definitely targets fine motor skills, visual motor, and cognitive skills! - Re-pinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit for all our pediatric therapy pins

Pool Noodle Javelin Throw - Pinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit for all our pediatric therapy pins

Lines of Colored Tape - tons of ideas for this including oral motor (blowing pom poms with a straw down the line!) ...maybe next weeks pin for discussion? - - Pinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit for all our pediatric therapy pins

A fun little activity for working on shoulder stability, forearm rotation, and wrist strength.