Tricycle/Bicycle Course

Create a fun obstacle course for your children to make their way through. You can create a series of activities such as a pretend gas station, mailbox to mail letters, stopping at the grocery store for groceries. You can create obstacles with cones, the laundry basket, tires, etc. You can …

Matching Hearts

Cut out hearts in a variety of sizes and colors and then cut them in half. You may want to laminate the hearts for increased durability. Put half of the hearts up on the wall and then the other half on the other side of the room. Put sticky tape …

Bubble World

Get a bowl full of bubble mixture, a bubble wand, and a fan. Instruct kids on what you want them to work on. For example: clap the bubbles, pop with your pointer finger, follow the bubble with your eyes only, grab at the bubbles. Try putting on fun, upbeat music …

Body Awareness Sticker Game

Help your child identify their body parts! Have your child lay on a large sheet of paper, larger than themselves.  Trace around the child’s body so that you can see the outline of the body including head, arms, hands, legs, feet, and torso. Draw a face including eyes, nose, and …

Hide and Seek

Choose a theme such as cars or animals. Children will move around the room and pick up  plastic cones or cntainers to find hidden items. Tell or show the child what item or category (ex. animals) you want them to find. You can also make picture cards with the hidden …

What do OT’s look for when they say that they are looking at sensory information?

Tactile input informs the brain about touch, pressure, vibration, pain, and temperature. The tactile system consists of a protective or defensive mechanism to protect the body from harmful stimuli and a discriminative mechanism which provides the brain with localized, precise information which facilitate the ability to recognize and differentiate qualities …