Summer is upon us. For me, I am at home with my four kids and playing, (trying) to stay on top of the laundry, feeding constantly hungry mouths, planning hikes and park visits, scheduling play dates, visiting the library, and trying to keep this little blog business afloat. The kids do a great job of unstructured free play and come up with some pretty wild imaginative ideas. They are playing school, cops, library, and pirates on almost a daily basis. Then there is the daily coloring and TV tag in the yard that keeps the kids creating and moving. We also find ourselves pulling our hair out with bickering kids, whining, and boredom. A little inspiration in EASY and basically free activities for the kids is needed sometimes. Use this list of essentially Free Summer Fun Activities for those times when the kids need a little encouragement to create, play, and get along. Because we all know that sometimes distraction can change a sour attitude into smiling happy kids!
You’ll also be interested in our new Summer Occupational Therapy Activities Packet. It’s a collection of 14 items that guide summer programming at home, at school, and in therapy sessions. The summer activities bundle covers handwriting, visual perceptual skills and visual motor skills, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, regulation, and more.
You’ll find ideas to use in virtual therapy sessions and to send home as home activities that build skills and power development with a fun, summer theme. Kids will love the Summer Spot It! game, the puzzles, handouts, and movement activities. Therapists will love the teletherapy slide deck and the easy, ready-to-go activities to slot into OT sessions. The packet is only $10.00 and can be used over and over again for every student/client!
Grab the Spring Occupational Therapy Activities Packet HERE.
Free Summer Activities for Kids
Want to take summer play to the next level? Be sure to grab your copy of the Summer OT Activities Bundle!