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  • I Spy Ice Cream

    I Spy Ice Cream

    Summer is here!  My two favorite things are summer and ice cream.  What better way to honor these two things than a FREE I Spy Ice Cream printout!  Just because the kids are out of school, there is no reason to stop working on essential skills.  If you’re looking for a summer occupational therapy activity,…

  • Ice Cube Jump and Smash

    Ice Cube Jump and Smash

    This ice cube jump and smash is a great ice play activity with major sensory benefits. The heavy work built through smashing ice cubes or jumping on ice cubes is huge! Plus, kids love the novelty of this sensory motor activity. Let’s break this activity down… This was originally an activity we did during the…

  • Jellyfish Art and Craft Ideas

    Jellyfish Art and Craft Ideas

    Looking for a few jellyfish art and craft ideas to create with a beach theme? Today, we’ve got a collection of creative jellyfish crafts, jellyfish handprints, and fun themed activities to build skills. Whether you are heading to the beach or planning a beach themed summer camp, these craft ideas are for you! Add these ideas to…

  • Brain Break Games

    Brain Break Games

    Brain break games are another brain break activity that is great for all ages. You can use movement games that are age-appropriate to meet the needs of preschoolers, middle schoolers, elementary school, students, high school students, and even beyond. And this blog post will discuss games that act as brain breaks and can be used…

  • Fine Motor Skills with Building Blocks

    Fine Motor Skills with Building Blocks

    As a pediatric occupational therapist, I’ve used wooden building blocks in occupational therapy many times. For my own children, I’ve used regular wooden blocks as a fine motor tool too! In fact, building with blocks is a fine motor skills that kids need in order to fine motor development many, many, (MANY) times. Wooden blocks…

  • Hand Strengthening Activities

    Hand Strengthening Activities

    Hand strengthening and finger strengthening are a part of occupational therapy interventions, in every day tasks. There is more to developing strong and efficient hands than just using a hand grip exerciser or therapy putty to strengthen fingers. Here, you will find a collection of fine motor resources and hand strengthening activities that can be used to improve tone…

  • School Occupational Therapy Scope of Practice

    School Occupational Therapy Scope of Practice

    If you are new to school based occupational therapy treatment, you may be confused about how this differs from the private medical model.  Once you have a few IEP/504s under your belt, you will become a master in defending what therapist in the school do (and do not do). Knowing the points of a school occupational…

  • Prone Extension Activities

    Prone Extension Activities

    Prone extension… this is a topic that comes up often when talking about occupational therapy activities! So often, we see kiddos who struggle with sensory modulation, core strength and core stability, body awareness, endurance, sensory processing needs. Prone extension activities can help strengthen and address other areas like those mentioned, and more. Below, you’ll find…

  • Outdoor Sensory Path Ideas

    Outdoor Sensory Path Ideas

    Now that the weather has started to get warmer, you might be looking for some outside activities. I know a lot of people have 101 reasons not to go outside (too hot, too cold, pollen, etc.) but being outdoors provides such great sensory input. Without adding any activities, the outdoors provides natural input; there is…

  • Summer OT Programs

    Summer OT Programs

    Is it summer break yet?  This is what all the school based occupational therapy providers and teachers are asking. Whether you are working in a school system or with children who go to school, you are going to want some great summer programs to offer.  Summer activities can range from seated table worksheets, chores, arts…