31 Days of Occupational Therapy with Free MaterialsSo, friends, I'm going to start a little challenge here! In October, I'm going to be challenging myself to write 31 days of posts about my profession: Occupational Therapy! You will find 31 days of Occupational Therapy with free materials provides treatment activities, tips, tools, and ideas for many developmental, sensory, fine motor, gross motor, and visual perceptual areas.
The best news is that these ideas are going to be creative fun that kids will love and (almost) all free. The therapeutic modalities that I've outlined will provide you will a resource for frugal treatment of many Occupational Therapy goal areas. I strive to create crafts and activities that use mostly free items that are found around my home in the play and learning that we do here.
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You can see our recent 31 days of learning with mostly free items, and I'm hoping that this series is just as much fun to write and share!
In this Occupational Therapy with free materials series, you will find many of my favorite occupational therapy treatment activities for many developmental difficulties in pediatrics, all using items that you probably already have at home. The nice thing about this series is that you don't have to be receiving OT services or have a diagnosis of anything to benefit from these 31 days of tips and tools. Many, MANY kids out there are working on shoe tying. Or writing on the lines. Or many other developmental areas. All of the activities will be low-cost and inexpensive.
It is my hope that you will find the ideas shared here in the next 31 days to be helpful and and a valuable resource. AND, not only will the tricks and tips use mostly free or low-cost items, I will also have lists of my recommendations for toys and tools that can help with each area.
This is going to be a great month (...if not exhausting for me) ...but fun! So stop back each day this month and see what is new. I will be adding all of the links to this page. Pin it so you don't lose it!
And now, without further ado:
31 Days of Occupational Therapy with Free Materials
Day 9 Sensory Letter Formation
Day 10 Homemade Lacing Cards
Day 14 Open Thumb Web Space Activities and Homemade Fuzzy Beads
Day 22 The Benefits of Coloring
Day 24 Homemade Pegboard Activities
Day 28 Buttoning Tips and Tricks
Day 29 Travel Sensory Diet Bag
Did you LOVE this series as much as I did? Here are MORE ways to work on Occupational Therapy using mostly free or inexpensive materials:
Try a few inexpensive treatment tools like kid-friendly tongs and tweezers. They can be used in so many different ways. A set of simple supplies can be tools for many different OT treatment goals.
For those of you who have kiddos with handwriting needs, this free email course and series of printable handwriting strategies are a free option for handwriting skill work:
Even MORE great pages you where you will find tons of Occupational Therapy treatment ideas and info that can be incorporated into simple play at home, using frugal (mostly free) items that you already have:
Love these ideas shared in this series? Try some of these: