This DIY fine motor craft idea is simple to make and your kids will love it! It's the perfect way to strengthen those small hand muscles and improve fine motor skills, and it's super cute :)
Small plastic container (an Ensure container works well)
Black Duct tape
White pom poms
Cut a hole about the size of a penny in the bottle (adults only). Wrap the straws in Duct tape and attach them to the plastic bottle (like legs).
Have the child cut the sheep head out of black construction paper and attach two googly eyes, or make the eyes out of construction paper. Then have the child glue cotton balls all over the body of the sheep. Don't forget to make him a tail!
Now for the fun part! Have the child put the cotton balls through the hole in the sheep's back. He can use his fingers to work on a pincer grasp, or he can use the tongs to put the cotton balls into the container. Either way, your child is working those fine motor skills. Because one hand is needed to stabilize the sheep, the activity is great for bilateral skills as well!
This fun back to school craft idea for kids will be a hit, especially for your animal loving students. This cute lion art project is fun and easy to complete! Start with the template below.
Lion template (see above)
Several yellow cupcake paper baking cups
Construction paper- blue and yellow.
Scissors and glue
Thin magic markers
Use the template and have the child trace the body and head of the lion onto the yellow construction paper, then have him cut them both out. Provide assistance as needed. Cutting along the line for the tail is quite challenging. Have the student use the markers to draw the eyes, nose, mouth on the face and the markings for the legs and toes. Glue the body to the blue construction paper, then glue two or three or the cups where the head goes. Glue the decorated lion face in place. Cut several small strips from another cupcake paper baking cup and glue them on the tip of the lion's tail (see below).
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reveals that there is a relationship between written language and the ability
to draw or copy designs. If a child has problems with visual perceptual skills,
fine motor skills, or visual motor integration, design copy activities can be
an effective therapeutic activity.
Here are several of examples of “do it yourself” design
copy worksheets that I frequently use with children who have visual motor
challenges. The activity can be graded (made more challenging) by increasing
the number of dots.Kids typically enjoy
attempting to copy the designs, and this is a fun way to work on
attention to task, and visual motor skills.
I’m excited to tell you about this fun storytelling card
game! Use the 48 beautifully illustrated cards that can be used to make up a
story with your client. There are also 4 blank cards that you or your client
can use to add characters, places, or objects when making up the story.
The set includes instructions for several different ways to
play the game, including “creating a story chain” and “story race.”
In addition to working on storytelling, these cards are
perfect for addressing additional skills, such as naming colors, objects, and
shapes, as well as sequencing. They are also wonderful for language
development, including using adjectives and adverbs appropriately.The illustrations are appropriate for adult
or pediatric clients. For more information, or to order a set, click HERE.