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
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Make weighted snowflakes. We used bean bags and felt snowflakes.
Cut felt snowflakes from white glitter felt. Cut a small square of the glitter felt. Ours were 3″x 3″ and big enough to fit on our bean bags. Cutting the felt is a great proprioception activity for the hands.
Pin these to bean bags with safety pins to create weighted snowflakes. Your weighted snowflakes are done and ready for a little indoor proprioception play!
Toss the weighted snowflakes into a target such as a bucket or a basket. You could even toss them into a sled like we did in this snowball fight activity.
This activity can be modified to work on other goal areas:
Move closer or further back from the target.
Try adding additional body movements like jumps and hops for added proprioceptive input.
Work on counting with one-to-one correspondence.
Add additional movement components by creating an indoor obstacle course.
This post is part of our January Calendar activities where we’re sharing proprioceptive and vestibular activities for each day. See all of the posts here.
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