Monday, February 11, 2008

Fine Motor Skills

I find that coming up with fine motor activities is easier than I thought.  Here are some more fun occupational therapy (OT) activities.  My kiddos didn't even know that they were doing OT.  Tom Sawyer loved making a monster truck with Dad, and it took lots of fine motor skills, from holding and painting with the paint brush to attaching the wheels.  We pulled out the 4-sided Lite-Brite, and the kids had a blast working with it for a few days.  Now, if I can just stop stepping on all the pegs that seem to have wandered all over the house!  The design and drill game is very popular.  The power drill has several adapters and sheets that get more difficult as the child works his/her way through the levels.  I was pleased at how well they stuck with this activity.  They also had fun with good old Lincoln Logs and floor puzzles.  Lastly, Little Red Ridinghood loved finding the hidden money in the Theraputty.  She would find them and say "hide them again" over and over.  I think she did this for 45 minutes.  No attention problems there!

Blessings, Dawn


  1. AAWwwwww! How sweet!! Those pics are amazing and your little ones are so cute! Thanks for the kind words, we are just marking time for tomorrow...

  2. That's wonderful!

  3. They look like they're having so much fun...that's the true joy of is so fun :) I loved that drill set with those patterns to follow...where did you get that? What a great idea! Have a great week!



  4. We used theraputty before!



  5. I tagged you! please go to my blog to see what to do. . It's a fun one!

    BTW-your blog is great, I love all the pictures!

  6. Don't you love when the kids are learning, and they just think they are playing?

  7. Lite bright is such a fun game! I love that monster truck! it looks like you all had a wonderful day of fun learning. I also noticed that you live in the NC mountains? Very cool. We have a house in Clayton, Ga., that we go to every few months to check on. We wish it was in the NC mountains but it's only about an hour from the Smokies so it's OK.

    Have a wonderful day!


  8. Oh, you guys are just playing.....that's not therapy! ha, ha I'm joking. My best friend is an OT. If you want ideas for specific areas let me know and i'll ask her. She is always picking up toys at yard sales to use in therapy.

    Are you done with the Rabies shots? I'm thinking you should be.