fine motor

Turkey Squishy Bag: A Super Simple Sensory Activity

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Improve fine motor skills and arm strength with the help of this Thanksgiving-themed turkey squishy bag. How can you incorporate this activity into your next lesson plan? Let us know in the comments section below! “This make a turkey activity was so simple and easy to put together that I almost feel bad for making… Read More »

4 Simple Strengthening Games for the Classroom

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Use resistance bands to improve fine motor skills, gross motor skills, posture, and more! “One of my favorite exercises to do with both adults and kids is resistance band. There are dozens of ways to use resistance band to improve strength, balance, posture, and coordination. One problem that I often encounter with children is that… Read More »

18 Fun Handwriting Activities for Kids

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School Physical Therapists

Go back to school with new and exciting handwriting activities for kids! This list includes suggestions from OTs, parents, and teachers. “I’m constantly on the lookout for fun handwriting activities for my 6 year old. I don’t like to pressure him to practice writing but I do think it’s important that he work on his skills.… Read More »

Firework Science – A Fine-Motor Activity for Kids

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Speech-Language Pathologists

This Fourth of July firework science activity addresses fine motor skills like finger grasp and finger isolation. Check it out!

25 Toys for Kids Who Don’t Play With Toys

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Occupational Therapists

Not all students enjoy the blinking lights and loud sounds that explode from typical games and toys for kids. So, how can you engage a playing child when he or she is frightened or lacks interest? Grab some ideas from this list on Friendship Circle to stimulate imaginative play and to develop fine motor and sensory-motor… Read More »

50 Earth Day Activities for Kids

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Need a few creative ways to celebrate Earth Day? The earth day activities for kids on this list can be used in a variety of settings and are a great way to improve fine motor and sensory-motor skills. Take a look, and discover how you can incorporate these crafts and garden games into your therapy… Read More »