painting like Michelangelo. great for students struggling with fine motor hand writing. It builds strength in pincer grasp.

painting like Michelangelo. great for students struggling with fine motor hand writing. It builds strength in pincer grasp.

Materials 1 cup sand 1/2 tbsp cornstarch 1 tsp dish soap water (as needed) Optional* Food coloring Directions Step 1: In a bowl, mix fine sand and cornstarch together. Step 2: Add dish soap and water, and combine thoroughly until well mixed. Step 3: Add food coloring if you’d like! Step 4: Let dry for 1-2 hours. Step 5: Start playing!

Materials 1 cup sand 1/2 tbsp cornstarch 1 tsp dish soap water (as needed) Optional* Food coloring Directions Step 1: In a bowl, mix fine sand and cornstarch together. Step 2: Add dish soap and water, and combine thoroughly until well mixed. Step 3: Add food coloring if you’d like! Step 4: Let dry for 1-2 hours. Step 5: Start playing!

Set up a simple fine motor activity to work on letter recognition. This letter matching activity can be set up various ways depending on your child's skill level: alphabetical order, uppercase/ lowercase letter recognition, sequencing, etc!

Set up a simple fine motor activity to work on letter recognition. This letter matching activity can be set up various ways depending on your child's skill level: alphabetical order, uppercase/ lowercase letter recognition, sequencing, etc!

Colorful Pom Pom Tube drop activity. Great for color matching and fine motor development. They could even use tweezers to pick up and place the pom poms for more fine motor exercise.

Colorful Pom Pom Tube drop activity. Great for color matching and fine motor development. They could even use tweezers to pick up and place the pom poms for more fine motor exercise.

You know how much we rave about whole body movement through free play but, we also understand that there is definitely the time and place for a device. Here are some of the the best apps for kids that we use to promote fine motor and visual motor skills and more!

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY: BEST APPS FOR KIDS

You know how much we rave about whole body movement through free play but, we also understand that there is definitely the time and place for a device. Here are some of the the best apps for kids that we use to promote fine motor and visual motor skills and more!

Tons of Occupational Therapy ideas for kids --- all at building those little things that are the base for bigger things.

Tons of Occupational Therapy ideas for kids --- all at building those little things that are the base for bigger things.

Helpful tips for new school-based OTs, including suggestions for how to set up your schedule at the beginning of the year!

Helpful tips for new school-based OTs, including suggestions for how to set up your schedule at the beginning of the year!

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