Proprioception Winter Activity Cutting Paper Snowflakes with Kids

This time of year, kids can feel cooped up indoors when the winter weather is too cold to play outside. A proprioception activity that engages children can provide calming or regulating input that is desperately needed. Cutting paper snowflakes with heavy weight paper like cardstock, cardboard, or several sheets of paper provides proprioceptive input to the hands. … Read more

Proprioception Winter Activity Throwing Snowflakes

Proprioception activities are organizing and regulating.  This weighted snowflake activity is a fun way to turn Occupational Therapy and therapy goals into play with a winter theme.   Proprioception activity to throw weighted snowflakes This post contains affiliate links. Make weighted snowflakes.  We used bean bags and felt snowflakes. Cut felt snowflakes from white glitter felt.  Cut … Read more

Proprioception Sensory Marshmallow Dough

Play dough with kids can be a sensory experience.  Or, it can be a VERY sensory experience. This Marshmallow Fondant dough is one of those VERY sensory dough play experiences. If you’re looking for a way to incorporate proprioception into play for its’ calming, relaxing, and heavy work to stimulate joint receptors and awareness of … Read more

Llama Llama Red Pajama Proprioception Sensory Activity

Use these proprioception heavy work activities for calming sensory integration Try these Proprioception activities for sensory integration and calming heavy work input based on the book, Llama Llama Red Pajama with your little llamas!Did you ever read Llama Llama Red Pajama and think, “That Mama Llama. Oh, I FEEL for that mama!” She just wants to … Read more

Types of Crawling

Types of crawling

Crawling is a babies’ first move toward independence, but did you know there are different types of crawling a baby can use? In this post we will explore: when babies start to crawl, types of crawling (army crawl, cross crawl, bear crawl, asymmetrical crawling), why crawling is important, and how to teach crawling.  Crawling is not … Read more

Cross Crawl Exercises

cross crawls

This article covers cross crawl exercises as a brain break tool and a bilateral coordination strategy to add sensory movement. Have you heard the term cross crawl and wondered what that meant? As parents, educators, and therapists, we are always looking for ways to help promote overall development of the children in our lives. One way to build connections … Read more