Cute Lantern Crafts for Kids

These lantern crafts are not only cute, they are easy to make. Sometimes you need a go-to place for crafty ideas when the kids are itching to make crafts, and this list of lantern crafts is it! Gather up the art supplies, grab the kid-friendly scissors and get ready to craft with the kids!

Cute Lantern Crafts for Kids

Cute Lantern Crafts For Kids to Make


Try these crafty ideas with the kiddos this weekend:

Color Block Candle Holders from Moms and Crafters

Winter Village Luminaries from Red Ted Art

Fine Motor Lantern Craft from Sugar Aunts

Fairy House Luminaries from Messy Little Monster

Paper Craft Snowflake Luminary from Papercraft  

Christmas Mason Jar Candle Holder from Life Over C’s

Mondrian Inspired Luminaries from Mum in the Mad House

DIY Frosted Luminaries from Zing Zing Tree

Fairy Lanterns Mason Jars from Adventure in a Box

Irresistible Handwriting Activities for Kids Who Hate to Write

I love to share creative handwriting activities.  My own kids have varying levels of love when it comes to writing.  Currently, my four year old is writing down everything she can think of.  She’s still practicing letter formation but is often heard calling from the other room, “how do you spell…?” that she simply must write at that moment.  My older kids write when they have to, sometimes a little more legibly than other times.  I’ve pulled out a few of these motivating handwriting activities with my own kids! Here are more irresistibly creative ways to encourage handwriting in seriously fun ways.


My own kids love to do all of the activities that I’ve shared for handwriting help, because honestly, the tips and tricks that I’ve shared here are geared more toward the underlying skills needed for handwriting instead of just plain old ways to practice handwriting.  Improve those underlying skills in ways that can’t be beat!

Kids who hate to write will love these irresistible handwriting ideas that are fun and involve all of the senses!



Handwriting Activities for Kids Who Hate to Write


I wanted to come up with a collection of unbeatable handwriting activities for kids who hate to write because let’s face it; Kids will complain and resist handwriting practice when they really just hate to practice written work!


Try these activities that I’ve found makes kids see the fun over the challenge to practice handwriting:


Try a few Writing Tray Ideas 

Writing Trays add a sensory play component to handwriting. Try these creative writing tray ideas.
Write with glow sticks in a tray of flour.
Write with a cinnamon stick in a tray of sugar.
Write with a straw in a tray of cornmeal.
Write with twigs in a tray of dried beans.
Write in slime with your finger.
The possibilities for writing trays are endless!
Write in a tray of dishsoap with your finger.


Related Read: Try these handwriting accommodation strategies to address a variety of handwriting challenges. 


The great thing about using sensory trays in handwriting practice is that they really encourage sensory handwriting experiences.  For more sensory handwriting experiences, try these:

Sensory Handwriting Activities for Kids

Turn handwriting from being a chore to being fun with other sensory based writing activities:


Write in shaving cream.
Write on the window.
Write in pudding.
Write on a mess-free sensory bag.
Write on a DIY light box.
Write in fog on a window.
Write on a foam tray for proprioceptive input.
Write with a flashlight at night.
High visual contrast by writing in coffee.


Practice letter formation by tracing over letters:

Place string over letters.
Write with wet chalk on a driveway (It’s high resistance and provides heavy work proprioceptive input!)
Trace letters with a fingertip dipped in pudding.
Trace letters with a cotton-stab dipped in paint.
Trace letters over sandpaper.
Trace letters with a straw dipped in milk dyed with food coloring.
Place Wikki Stix over letters.
Form letters with grass dipped in glue.
Write on foam craft sticks.
Form letters with baked cotton swabs.
Use cooked spaghetti noodles to form letters.
Trace highlighted letters.
Trace letters with a cotton ball dipped in paint.


Work on letter formation with gross motor play:



Draw letters and words on a driveway.  Walk toe-to-toe over the letters.
Write with big arm motions.
Write letters with a ribbon stick.

Irresistible handwriting activities that kids will love including sensory handwriting ideas, creative letter formation activities, and gross motor letter writing ideas.  Kids who hate to write will love these ideas!

What are your favorite ways to make handwriting less of a chore and more of an irresistible handwriting activity?

How to Implement a Keyboarding Club

Children who struggle with handwriting may benefit from accommodations in the classroom including use of the computer and typing to complete written communication.  In this article, I’m sharing strategies and tips on how to implement a keyboarding club to teach keyboarding and computer skills.  A keyboarding club can be used as an accommodation to written work, or a necessary functional skill.

How to Implement a Keyboarding club for kids

 

Keyboarding Clubs and Handwriting



Handwriting can be a difficult and stressful action for many children.  What happens when no matter what interventions are attempted, the child simply can not function with the details and cohesiveness of completing all of the “parts” of written work?  There can be a point when kids would be better off just typing as an accommodation in school work.  With the use of keyboards and screens available in classrooms, homes, work places, and communities, there is more of a need for independence with keyboarding skills than perhaps in our past generations.  



Children begin computer use when they enter Kindergarten.  Children are using computers in the classroom and at home at a very young age.  So, when the accommodation of using keyboard skills over handwriting is approached, it can be an easy flow into function.



With modern technologies, keyboarding is as common place as handwriting in the development and growth of a child.



One strategy that can help with improving speed and accuracy as a handwriting modification is the use of a Keyboarding Club or group.


How to Implement a Keyboarding club for kids

It is suggested by researchers that keyboarding instruction with correct finger placement begin in the third grade. Developmentally, this is an effective time for using finger dexterity skills, visual motor integration abilities, attention and focus, and visual perception needed to shift the vision from multiple planes.


Using keyboarding instruction curriculum can be a viable option for kids who struggle with handwriting.  When required to compose thoughts onto paper, underlying handwriting issues may prevent creativity, construction, and fluency of written composition as well as legibility when performing these types of tasks.



A keyboarding program can and should be an intervention to accommodate handwriting needs AND a strategy for development in typical and modern educational needs.  Keyboarding is an effective accommodation for struggles with the fine motor, visual perceptual, or sensory needs of handwriting that can be used in the classroom.



While there are many free keyboarding instruction programs available, it can be difficult for parents and teachers to find time within schedules to try and maintain participation in a keyboarding program.



With after school activities, graded homework, and other factors limiting time, participating in activities like a keyboarding program fall in priority.  A keyboarding club can be the intervention needed to allow kids to learn the skills needed as an accommodation to handwriting as well as learning keyboarding skills needed for classroom tasks.



Using a keyboarding program can be a helpful alternative to written work, allowing for efficient communication, legibility, and composition of thoughts.  Using computer work as an alternative to handwriting may be a necessary intervention in the classroom.


How to Implement a Keyboarding club for kids

Response to Intervention (RtI) and Keyboarding Skills 

As with other educational and functional skills performed in the classroom, Occupational Therapist practitioners may approach treatment with a Response to Intervention (RtI) approach.


Response to Intervention is an approach that addresses each individual student’s learning needs and adjusts education to meet the needs of the student.



Using RtI in a keyboarding program:

Children can first be identified as potential candidates to participate in a keyboarding program.  These might be students who would benefit from keyboarding as an accommodation to handwriting.  Students should show an interest in participating in a keyboarding program as well.


A keyboarding program using Response to Intervention in the school setting would involve screening, assessment of skills, small group instruction, and progress monitoring.  Following instruction and participation in a keyboarding program for a period of several sessions or weeks, students can be re-assessed to monitor progress.  When progress is limited, there are other keyboarding programs that can be of help.



As with any instructional program, keyboarding can be a novel and fun concept at first.  However, after repeated trials of practice and quizzes, it can become boring for children.  Without a drive to learn to type correctly, kids may quit, give up, or balk at participation.  Keeping that in mind, keyboarding programs should involve creative ways to practice skills such as speed, finger placement, and accuracy.



At the start of a keyboarding program and before beginning instruction, students should be assessed in speed of copying a sentence using handwriting, typing speed, and accuracy on a keyboard writing assignment. It has been found that students whose typing speed equaled or exceeded their
handwriting speed showed greater competence in the content
of narrative writing when using a word processor than
when handwriting.



Related Read: Try these handwriting accommodation strategies to address a variety of handwriting challenges. 

Keyboarding Club Activities

During a typical keyboarding club meeting, there can be a schedule of activities that guide each meeting.  
Warm-Up Exercises
Warm up with bilateral coordination exercises, hand warm-up activities, finger isolation exercises, tendon gliding exercises, and opposition exercises. 
Organizing Activities
Proprioception tasks and core facilitation exercises including chair push ups, wall push ups, and heavy work tasks
Letter Placement Instruction
Any new letters should be covered with proper finger placement. 
Review of any previous lessons should be covered. 
Use of multi sensory and motor instruction in letter placement including gross motor activities.
Posture Check and Self-Assessment
Use of a posture self-assessment checklist 
Skills to Monitor
Posture
Hand placement
Finger placement
Typing accuracy
Typing rhythm
Typing speed
Ease of bilateral coordination 
Typing Activity
Use of a keyboarding program should be implemented and maintained over a period of several weeks and sessions with progress monitored.

How to Implement a Keyboarding club for kids

Details of a Keyboarding Club for Kids

A keyboarding club can operate on many different levels.  It can be a daily activity for a short term such as two weeks, Monday through Friday or it can operate 2 or 3 times a week for 4-6 weeks.  
 
Because of the tendency for repetition, it is beneficial to keep duration of the club to a limited time.  There is the potential for additional sessions of a keyboarding club.
 
Children who are participating in a keyboarding club should remain on the same lesson each session.  Sessions should be limited to 20-30 minutes at a time.
 
Involving several children into the act of learning new skills allows use of group dynamics in the learning process. 


Keyboarding Club Typing Programs

  • The website Learn To Type is a great tool for practicing lessons that are broken down by row, upper case, and punctuation.  There are tips for practice and each test that account for accuracy and speed. 
  • Another online typing program is Sense-Lang.  This site provides interactive tutorials and games to engage students.
  • TypingClub– This free online typing curriculum moves kids through lessons.  Kids can master each level and receive badges of completion. This program seems more like a game than lessons.
  • Typing Club Google Chrome extension– This is a free program that can be downloaded to your browser. Kids can learn touch typing and work toward increasing speeds of typing.
Try these typing games when kids seem to be board with the programming of your Keyboarding Club:
 

Other tasks that may be included in a keyboarding club include:

 

  • Computer component identification
  • Supply organization (including folder with practice sheets, etc)
  • Ability to turn on, re-boot, and access, start, and shut down software programs
  • Storing files on a computer
  • Accessing stored files on a computer
  • Composing emails, letters, and filling in forms
  • Proofreading and editing
  • Completing writing prompts without copying from a text
How to Implement a Keyboarding club for kids


This post is part of the functional skills for kids series.  Stop by to see all of the Keyboarding posts this month:


 
Fine Motor Skills and Typing  | Therapy Fun Zone
 
 
 
 
 



Resources:

Mahan, T.  (2002). Flying Fingers Keyboarding Club: Building Keyboarding Skills Through the Response to Intervention Approach. OT Practice, 17(3), 14-20. 


Rogers, J., & Case-Smith, J. (2002). Relationships Between Handwriting and Keyboarding
Performance of Sixth-Grade Students. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 56(1), 34-39.




 

Jingle Bell Marble Run Visual Tracking Activity

This Christmas activity was one that happened by accident.  We were playing with our marble run one day recently when the kids started rolling jingle bells across the floor.  Before we knew it, jingle bells were making their way down the marble run.  It may have been a certain preschooler who thought, “Hmmmm. I wonder if a bell could fit through that tube…?”  And, voila! Our jingle bell marble run visual tracking activity was born!  It was a great way to have a little Christmas-y fun while addressing visual tracking skills.



My kids love this jingle bell marble run visual tracking activity for working on fine motor skills and the sills needed for reading and writing!


Jingle Bell Marble Run Activity


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Use these bells in a marble run for a fun visual tracking activity at Christmas!
We used our marble run for this activity.  

It’s actually been used in a lot of non-marble run activities in our house, including using waterbeads on the marble run in the water table and sending goop down a marble run.

This time, we added jingle bells that we received from our pals over at www.craftprojectideas.com.

We simply built a marble run and dropped the bells in! Instant jingly fun!

We lso tried this Christmas marble run activity using small craft pom poms. They were a big hit with my toddler! Use these ones.
Put jingle bells in the marble run for a fun way to work on visual tracking skills.


Visual Tracking Activity with Jingle Bells in the Marble Run


Read more about visual tracking skills and how they are helpful for skills like handwriting and reading in this previous visual perceptual skills post.  

Here is detailed information on saccades and their impact on learning
How fun is this Jingle Bell Marble Run visual tracking activity for Christmas play!
Essentially, following the bell as it rolls along the marble run track is a fun and festive way to help kids work on visual processing skill like the ones needed to track words in a line of text as they read, follow a ball as it’s thrown toward them, or follow a line in a maze.  Visual tracking skills are also required for copying text from a book, completing word search puzzles, and completing tasks like reading.  

Read more about working on visual tracking skills with homemade marble runs here.
Kids love this jingle bell marble run for working on visual tracking activities this time of year, perfect for Christmas season classroom preschool planning!

Christmas Handwriting Activities

Writing out that Christmas wish list is a difficult task that brings out tears instead of holiday excitement.  I’ve got a solution for your kiddo with handwriting difficulties: a packet of modified paper for all of the Christmas handwriting tasks that come up each year.  Use this handwriting pack to help kids who struggle with handwriting to participate in holiday traditions while even working on and developing their handwriting skills!

Working on handwriting with kids this Christmas season? Grab your copy of the Christmas Modified Handwriting Packet. It’s got three types of adapted paper that kids can use to write letters to Santa, Thank You notes, holiday bucket lists and much more…all while working on handwriting skills in a motivating and fun way! Read more about the adapted Christmas Paper here

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Fine Motor Lantern Craft

I love to find creative ways to sneak in the fine motor strengthening.  This fine motor lantern craft is one of those activities.  These easy hole punch lanterns are a creative way for kids to craft this season and all year long.  They look great on a mantle or window sill or would be the perfect addition to a classroom or birthday party.  The best thing about these lanterns are the fine motor skills that kids develop and mature while making an easy craft for kids.

Kids will love to make this fine motor lantern craft while working on fine motor skills like hand strength and scissor skills.

Fine Motor Lantern Craft


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For this fine motor lantern craft, you’ll need just a couple of materials, and you’ll probably have most of the items in your home right now.

This is a great  fine motor lantern craft while working on fine motor skills like hand strength and scissor skills.

Fine Motor Lantern Craft Material list:

Cardstock in different colors (We used bright colors, but you could go with any color scheme.)
Hole punch (This one is great for kids.  To further increase fine motor strength, try this one.)
Scissors

School based Occupational Therapists will love to help kids make this fine motor lantern craft while working on fine motor skills like hand strength and scissor skills.
This craft is actually a great way to help kids with their ability to use scissors. Cutting cardstock is a resistive activity as the material is thicker than typical paper. 

Cutting cardstock helps kids slow down their scissor speed and allow for greater accuracy.  

Read more about helping kids cut with scissors on our scissor skills crash course.

Work on fine motor skills like scissor skills and strength and make this fine motor lantern craft
Decide how tall you want your lanterns to be.  For more holes (and a brighter lantern), you’ll want a shorter lantern.

Cut the cardstock into strips.  Use the hole punch to punch holes into the cardstock strips.

Use the tape to secure the lanterns around the battery operated tealight candles.

I’ve found battery operated tealight candles at the dollar store, but this is the best deal if you are looking to purchase several for a line of lanterns.


Fine Motor Strength with this Lantern Craft

Address fine motor skills like strengthening and scissor skills with this fine motor lantern craft for kids.
When punching the holes using a hole punch, kids are strengthening their gross grasp.  While it seems like kids are using their whole hand to squeeze the hole punch, they actually are powering up the ulnar side of the hand.  Engaging the muscles of the ulnar side allows for kids to increase their power grasp needed for strength in the hand.  

To hold a hole punch, you need to curve the hand over the handles and engage the thumb as well.  This allows intrinsic and extrinsic muscle engagement needed for tasks such as scissor use, pencil grasp, clothing fasteners, and many other functional tasks.

This fine motor lantern craft is one activity that my kids loved to make and love to turn on each night.  We have our lanterns set up near our Christmas decorations and switching on the battery operated tealights has become a nightly tradition.

Let me know if you make this craft in your home, classroom, or clinic.  It would be a great craft for holiday parties at school as it’s not specifically religion based.  School based Occupational Therapists might add this to their activities ideas before school lets out for the holidays.

Looking for more ways to work on fine motor skills?  These are some of our favorites:
 fine motor writing activity Pencil Grasp Activity Pencil Grasp Exercise Thumb opposition activity


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Learning Resources Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Run

Use this magnetic marble run in so many ways to work on a variety of skills. From fine motor, to core strength, to visual tracking, to crossing midline…this marble run can be so helpful. Attach it to a magnetic wall or board, and even the refrigerator. It’s a fun way to play and work on the skills kids need.

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Kids love this Tumble Trax Marble Run that sticks right to the refrigerator while working on visual motor skills and visual scanning.     
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This marble run attaches to the refrigerator or any magnetic surface for endless visual motor integration exercises. Visually tracking the marble is a skill builder for reading and writing tasks.  Kids can address the form copying skills needed for handwriting with this interactive toy.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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  • This marble run attaches to the refrigerator or any magnetic surface for endless visual motor integration exercises. Visually tracking the marble is a skill builder for reading and writing tasks.  Kids can address the form copying skills needed for handwriting with this interactive toy.
  • Includes 14 magnetic foam pieces, 4 marbles, and 10 Activity Cards
  • Longest pieces measure 10″L x 2″H
  • Endless combinations of designs provide multiple levels of learning
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December Sensory Processing Activities

These December Sensory Processing Activities are designed to provide sensory opportunities, Christmas themed sensory prompts, accommodations to holiday activities, and sensory challenges with a Christmas and winter theme.  For more Christmas themed developmental activities for Occupational Therapists, parents, and teachers, grab try this free Christmas Occupational Therapy activities printable calendar.



December Sensory Processing Activities

December is a time of holiday fun,
hustle, and bustle.  Families have added
activities, winter parties, and distant family to visit.  This time of year brings with it unusual holiday
songs and bells, lights, different foods to smell and taste, and crowded
stores.  For the child with sensory processing concerns, it can be a very difficult time.  



The holiday rush brings with it, added and unusual sounds, sights, smells, visitors, scratchy holiday sweaters, and schedule changes. The holiday season can be downright debilitating for the child with sensory challenges. 

The time leading up to Christmas
can be a month-long time of sensory overload for children with sensory
issues.  It can be confusing for sensory
systems!  The overwhelming feelings of
sensory uncertainty can add a whole new meaning to holiday stress.  This time of year, when even the most intentional
parents and teachers can still cause over-stimulation or under-stimulation to
the child who is already struggling with sensory issues. 

There can be a need for additional calming
sensory input or changes to sensory diet, additional modifications, and added
sensory down-time.  



When it comes to preparing for the holidays and all the adjustments it brings, a plan can help. An understanding of the sensory system and how the senses are processed can help parents, teachers, and caregivers to cope with the added sensory stress for children with sensory issues.


Having a kit of ideas and coping strategies can be a helpful tool to prepare the child with sensory processing difficulties for the holiday season. 


A list of sensory activities that can be added to the day…WITH a holiday theme can make all the difference in creating a holiday that the whole family will remember, all while keeping the sensory systems in mind. 


Below, you’ll see a packet of sensory activities that has been on this site for a little over two years. This packet of Christmas Sensory Activities are bound to help families of those with sensory processing challenges to thrive this holiday season. 


There are coping strategies for dealing with all of the added and new sensory input. 


There are activity challenges that hit on the big sensory systems, allowing for calming or stimulating sensory input with a Christmas theme. 


There are Christmas and holiday themed activities that can be incorporated into an established or new sensory diet, making a valuable tool for the child who is overwhelmed or underwhelmed by all that the holidays bring.


Read more about what’s included in the Christmas Sensory Processing Activity Packet…





Included in the Christmas Sensory Processing Activity Packet:



  • Each of the sensory systems are addressed in the 31 sensory activities.



  • There is a detailed description of the sensory system and sensory processing included in this packet.



  • Information is included on sensory diets and how they are needed during the holiday season. Sensory activities with a holiday theme can be added to sensory diets depending on individual sensory needs. 

  • Sensory challenges and modifications that can be added into daily routines this time of year.



  • A comprehensive list of sensory coping strategies is included for handling holiday stress and over- or under-responsiveness related to holiday travel, holiday visitors, and changes in routines over the Christmas season.

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Add these activities to your
therapy plans this month.  The activity list
is perfect for passing on to parents as a home program.  Parents and teachers can use these activities
as part of an individualized plan that meets the child’s needs. 

The activities are
outlined in an easy to follow therapy plan, however as parents and therapists
know, a day that involves children does not always go as planned.  The activities can be shifted around to suit
the needs of the child and the family.  



Does this sound like a resource that might help your client, child, or student? If the holidays make you want to curl up in a blanket because of the added stress and sensory challenges, this might just be the tool for you and your family! 

December Sensory Processing Activities for kids with sensory needs at Christmas time
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Christmas Proprioception Activities

This time of year, the hustle and bustle of the season can make all of us feel a little out of sorts.  For the child with sensory issues, the holiday season can be a real challenge!  Try adding Christmas Proprioception Activities into your child’s day for calming strategies to meet sensory needs.  
For more ideas, grab this December Occupational Therapy calendar.
 
 
 

Christmas Proprioception Activities

Christmas proprioception activities for children with sensory needs
 
 

Christmas Sensory Diet  

 
Occupational Therapists can add these proprioception activities to sensory diet plans or to make home programs this time of year. Ad these heavy work ideas to your therapy plans this month. They are great Christmas activities for sending home to parents for a home program over the holiday break. 
 
Parents and teachers can use these activities as part of an individualized plan that meets the child’s needs. 
 
The calendar’s activities are outlined in an easy to follow therapy plan, however as parents and therapists know, a day that involves children does not always go as planned.  The activities can be shifted around to suit the needs of the child and the family. 
An activity can be completed on a different day or used in combination with another day’s therapeutic activities. 
 
Try adding these activities into the child’s day to challenge sensory issues or as a way to help kids focus during overstimulating times that the holidays bring.
 

Christmas Heavy Work Ideas


1. Shovel activity- Use a small child’s sized snow shovel or sand shovel to scoop couch
cushions.

2. Mitten Toss- Fill a plastic sandwich bag with dry beans.  Push the filled bag into a mitten.  Close the opening of the mitten by rolling the top over on itself like you would roll socks together.  Use the mitten as a DIY bean bag in tossing target games.
 

3. Gift Push- Load cardboard boxes with heavy objects like books.  Ask the child to push the boxes across a room.  For less resistance, do this activity on a carpeted floor.  For more
heavy work, do this activity outside on the driveway or sidewalk.
 

4. Reindeer Kick- Promote proprioceptive input through the upper body with wheel barrow
race type movements.
  Kids can also stand on their arms and legs in a quadruped position and kick their legs up. 

5. Sleigh Push- Load a wheelbarrow, sled, or wagon with objects.  (Try the weighted boxes from number three activity listed above.) Ask kids to push, pull, and tug on the “sleigh” through the yard. 

6. Peppermint Candy Stick Oral Motor Activity- Did you know you can make a peppermint candy stick into a straw?  It’s a great oral motor activity for kids. Cut an orange
in half and then stick the peppermint stick into the orange.
  Next, suck the peppermint stick.  The juices from the orange will begin to work their way up through the peppermint stick. 

7. Cocoa Temperature Taste- Make a batch of hot cocoa. Pour it into an ice cube tray and
let it freeze.
 Next, make another batch of hot cocoa. Divide it out into several mugs. Add a cocoa ice cube to the first mug, two ice cubes to the second mug, and so on. Mix the mugs up on a table.  Place a straw into each mug.  Children can position the mugs in order of
coolest to hottest or vice versa.
  If doing this activity with several children, use small paper cups so that each child gets their own set of cups. 

8. Christmas Chewy and Crunchy Food Breaks- A calming sensory snack can be just the thing that children need to organize their sensory system during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. 

Calming Sensory Foods for Christmas

Adding chewy or crunchy foods to a sensory diet has a calming effect. These types of food provide heavy work through the jaw and mouth.

Try these calming Christmas foods: 

  • Peppermint snack mix with peppermint chocolate candies mixed with dry cereal and raisins
  • Toffee
  • Rice Crispy Wreath cookies
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Homemade fruit leather
 
 
Christmas proprioception activities for kids with sensory needs
 
 

Christmas Sensory Writing

Looking for modified paper to help kids with handwriting issues?  Try this modified Christmas paper packet!
 
Use this modified paper Christmas Handwriting Pack to work on legibility and handwriting struggles with kids.
 
Use these modified paper with a Christmas theme to work on handwriting this time of year. Add a sensory component with proprioceptive feedback to add heavy work through the hands. Here are some ideas for adding adding proprioception to sensory writing activities:
 
  • Write over a sheet of sandpaper.
  • Tape the Christmas paper to a wall or easel and write on a vertical surface. 
  • Use a grease pencil to add proprioceptive input resistance. 
 
 
Christmas modified paper for holiday handwriting for kids

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Use the Christmas modified paper handwriting pack to work on handwriting, letter size, letter formation, and legibility with meaningful and motivating activities:

  • Letters to Santa
  • Wish List
  • Holiday To-Do List
  • Shopping List
  • Thank You Notes
  • Recipe Sharing
  • Winter Writing Prompts

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