Virtual Picnic Therapy Activities

virtual picnic therapy slide deck

This week’s free slide decks are fun virtual picnic therapy activities that can be used to encourage motor skills in therapy sessions. I love the picnic theme for the upcoming warmer weather this summer, but also as a fun way to spend the last few weeks of the school year. Kids will love this virtual picnic in therapy or at home! Also be sure to grab this left right discrimination picnic theme slide deck.

Virtual picnic therapy activities for building gross motor skills and handwriting activities in therapy sessions or home therapy programs.

Virtual Picnic

When you use this virtual picnic to facilitate gross motor skills, kids can move, strengthen core stability, work on bilateral coordination, crossing midline, motor planning, eye-hand coordination, body awareness, muscle memory, and many other skills.

Plus, the virtual picnic activities includes a visual perceptual skills activities, and picnic handwriting activities.

These virtual picnic activities go hand-in-hand with picnic crafts, fine motor activities, mindfulness activities, making a full week of camping themed or picnic themed fun for kids.

Combine the picnic therapy activities on this slide deck to some other, hands-on picnic themed activities to round out the therapy theme:

And, when you have a picnic, making picnic foods with kids is a must…further building fine motor skills, cognitive skills like planning, preparation, impulse control, and other executive functioning skills, and independence in daily tasks! Try these cooking with kids activities that help to build skills, but are GREAT picnic foods for kids to make:

Kids can participate in the virtual picnic by making one of these cooking activities (as long as they have a helper at home for their cooking activities) or, make pretend food and work on direction following, sequencing, planning, and task completion.

So, you can use these ideas to combine therapy recommendations for the home OR use these ideas in therapy sessions to create picnic themed therapy activities!

Want to add virtual picnic activities to your sessions or home programming? This week’s free slide deck covers several different occupational therapy intervention areas (and are great for physical therapy sessions, too.)

Picnic Gross Motor Activities

The first part of the slide deck includes picnic gross motor activities.

Kids can look at the image on the slide deck and pick out one piece of visual information in order to act out the picnic scene. Each picnic scene includes several people that are in various gross motor positions to challenge core strength, coordinatin, midline crossing, bilateral coordinaiton, motor planning, and more.

Kids can also work on visual perceptual skills such as visual discrimination, visual figure ground, visual closure, etc.

Children can then use this part of the slide deck to foster muscle memory, visual memory, and sequencing. You could go through this part of the slide deck several times and work on recalling physical motor sequences or play a memory game. The slides are pretty open-ended to facilitate a number of goal areas when it comes to gross motor skill, coordination, visual skills, etc.

Picnic Handwriting Activities

The next several slides in the slide deck are open-ended picnic writing prompts. There are more picnic scenes that include a variety of picnic items.

Children can scan the image and pull out words to write on paper, or they can use the list on the slide deck to copy and then find the hidden items in the picture.

To grade this activity, ask kids to compose a sentence using the picnic words on the slide. Or, ask children to circle the items on the slide using a shape feature on Google slides. These activities challenge the visual perceptual skills and visual motor skills needed for handwriting and copying written work.

Use these picnic handwriting activities to focus on letter formation, spacing, sizing, and overall neatness in handwriting skills.

Free Virtual Picnic Slide Deck

Want to add this virtual picnic slide deck to your therapy toolbox? Enter your email address into the form below to access this slide deck. Don’t forget to check out all of the Free Slides that we have available for teletherapy and for facilitating therapy sessions with kids!

Virtual Picnic Activities Slide Deck

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    Colleen Beck, OTR/L is an occupational therapist with 20 years experience, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. As the creator, author, and owner of the website and its social media channels, Colleen strives to empower those serving kids of all levels and needs. Want to collaborate? Send an email to contact@theottoolbox.com.

    Truck Handwriting activity Slide Deck

    truck handwriting activities

    This truck handwriting activity is another free slide deck, but one that uses truck themes to help with writing, letter formation, and working on legible, functional handwriting. Perfect for kiddos that love all things construction vehicles, this truck handwriting activities go well with our recent construction vehicle brain breaks.

    Truck handwriting activities and truck writing prompts in a free therapy slide deck for teaching handwriting virtually.

    Truck Handwriting Activity

    Use this truck handwriting activity is great for virtual therapy (one of the many free slide decks here on the site) but can be used to outline therapy sessions in a face-to-face manner as well.

    In the handwriting slide deck, you’ll find truck words that kids can copy. There are different types of construction trucks. Users can visually scan to copy the words. Expand the activity in a few different ways to work on more handwriting skills:

    • Write the words in alphabetical order to work on visual scanning, visual memory, and visual scanning.
    • Write the words into sentences to work on spacing between letters and words, margin use, and size.
    • Describe a truck on the screen and ask students to write the word from memory to work on visual memory.
    • Work on cursive writing, uppercase letters, or lowercase letters to address letter formation.
    Truck writing prompts to help kids with writing words and sentences in to practice handwriting.

    Truck Writing Prompts

    Also included in the truck handwriting activities are writing prompts. Kids can copy the writing prompt and then continue the writing task to finish the thought. This can be a great way to work on spatial awareness, writing speed, margin use, and functional handwriting.

    There are four different truck writing prompts included in the slide deck:

    • If I drove a dump truck, I would…
    • I was digging in my backyard with a backhoe and I found…
    • A steam roller was making a road and it rolled over…
    • If I could drive any truck, it would be…and I would…

    Kids that love construction vehicles will love these truck writing prompts. Working on handwriting skills doesn’t need to be boring, it’s all about meaningful handwriting to make handwriting motivating and fun that build skills!

    What's missing pictures like this truck "what's missing" picture help kids with visual perceptual skills like visual discrimination, figure-ground, visual scanning, form constancy, and other visual perceptual skills in handwriting.

    Truck “What’s Missing” Activities

    Also included in this truck activity are different truck “What’s Missing” pages. These visual perceptual activities are challenges to help kids work on visual perceptual skills like:

    • visual discrimination
    • visual figure-ground
    • visual scanning
    • visual attention
    • visual memory
    • form constancy

    Turn these what’s missing activities into a motivating handwriting activity by asking kids to write the names of the truck words that are missing from the image on the right.

    Draw a Truck Activity

    Finally, kids can work on visual motor skills, pencil control, size and spatial awareness to draw a truck! There are several truck drawing slides included that challenge kids to draw different forms.

    Free truck handwriting activities slide deck

    Know a kiddo that loves all things trucks and construction vehicles? Grab this free slide deck to work on handwriting skills.

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    Truck Handwriting Activities (free slide deck)!

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      play dough mat writing prompts

      Add the Roll and Write Play Dough Mat Writing Prompts to your therapy toolbox and build fine motor skills and handwriting in fun and engaging ways.

      Superhero writing

      Superhero writing slide deck

      This superhero writing activity is a free therapy slide deck that can be used in telehealth sessions or face to face occupational therapy interventions. Get ready for superhero handwriting fun, because those pencils are about to be superheroes! Your kiddos will love these superhero writing prompts, superhero drawing prompts that make handwriting practice fun!

      This is another one of the many free therapy slides available here on the site.

      Superhero writing slide deck

      Superhero Writing

      The cool thing about this free therapy slide deck is that it includes a superhero craft to get those hands warmed up for writing practice. Kids can make the pencil superhero craft and then use their pencil superhero to write with for the writing portion of this therapy activity.

      The slide deck includes superhero words that children can copy. I’ve included many different words that are scattered all over the slide. When users visually scan for the superhero images, they are working on a few different visual perceptual skills:

      • Visual memory
      • Visual attention
      • Visual scanning
      • Visual discrimination

      All of these skills are used when copying words or math problems from a distance like when students copy math problems or a homework list from a smart board in the classroom. They need to visually shift from near to far and find their place in order to copy the information without missing letters or other information.

      Superhero Writing Prompts

      Also included in this slide deck are several superhero writing prompts. Users can use the slides as a starting point for handwriting tasks that are longer in nature. Then, work on areas such as spatial awareness between letters and words, line use, margin use, letter formation, and overall writing legibility. You can help children to check over their written work using this handwriting self-assessment list to build carryover of writing skills.

      Superhero writing activities

      Draw a Superhero

      Finally, in the superhero writing slide activities are several slides that invite kids to draw a superhero. The superhero drawing prompts include various pencil line forms that are easy and more complex to meet a variety of needs.

      When drawing and copying from a form, kids work on visual motor skills that are needed for letter formation, eye-hand coordination, spatial awareness, and pencil control. Plus drawing a superhero is fun!

      Add these other superhero activities for more skill-building:

      Superhero writing activity for therapy

      Free Superhero Writing Activity

      Want to add this free therapy slide deck to your therapy toolbox? Enter your email address into the form below and a PDF will be delivered to you. Use that to access the Google slide deck for therapy sessions. Have fun writing about superheroes!

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      Free Superhero Handwriting Slide Deck!

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        Free Virtual Connect 4 Game

        Virtual Connect 4 Game

        Today I have another fun virtual therapy activity: A therapy board game Connect 4! This therapy slide deck is a free virtual Connect 4 game designed for occupational therapy services (or other therapy services) that combine motor skills with visual perception and eye hand coordination. Therapeutic games are nothing new; Occupational therapists use board games in therapy services all the time to address function and independence skills. This therapy game is a bit different: it builds skills in kids through game play, and is a fun game for teletherapy.

        Grab this free virtual Connect 4 game for building skills in occupational therapy, using a outer space connect 4 game!

        Therapy Board Game

        We’ve shared virtual games and board games to use in therapy previously on this site. Some games are great for helping kids develop specific skills:

        Today’s virtual Connect Four game is just as much fun, and it’s a great tool to add to your therapy toolbox!

        Virtual Connect 4

        When it comes to teletherapy services, it can be hard to incorporate game play into therapy sessions in a way that addresses functional goals like handwriting, motor skills, or self-regulation. This virtual Connect 4 game does just that!

        This game is a Google slide deck and one of our free slides that can compliment therapy services, both online or in face-to-face sessions.

        To play the game, you’ll add the free slide deck to your Google drive, pull up the slide deck during therapy sessions, and work on a variety of skills. To use this game in distance therapy situations, you can send the link to students and you’ll each play on your own computers, watching as the edits are made to the slide deck. (Be sure to make a copy and send that specific link to a student- this way your student has their own copy of the slide deck on their Google drive.)

        The game is just like the classic Connect 4 game: try to get four in a row and block the other player from getting four in a row.

        This particular Connect 4 game has an outer space theme. So, the game pieces are planets! Check out more space theme activities below.

        When suing the Connect 4 game in therapy, kids can work on the following skills:

        • Visual perception
        • Visual motor skills
        • Eye hand coordination
        • Fine motor skills
        • Mouse use/keyboard use
        • Finger isolation

        The virtual Connect 4 game includes handwriting slides, so that when users place the game pieces, they cover a letter or a number. These are designed to promote handwriting skills and number formation skills.

        Use the handwriting slide to work on letter formation, word writing, sentence writing, and copying skills.

        Use the number slide to work on forming numbers, writing number words, or even gross motor skills: kids can do a motor activity like jumping jacks to animal walks the same number of times as the number they covered with their game piece.

        To reset the game pieces:

        1. When you are done playing, just hit the EDIT HISTORY link.
        2. Look on the right side bar for “Version History”.
        3. Click the box that says “Reset Game”.
        4. Then go to the top left corner of the screen where there is an arrow pointing left. Click this arrow.
        5. All of the movable game pieces will be reset to their original spots. You can start the game over again.

        This Space Connect 4 game will be a hit in your therapy sessions (or at home and in the classroom!)

        More space activities for therapy

        You can add this virtual Connect 4 game to these other Space theme activities, to help with therapy planning:

        Free Virtual Connect 4 for Therapy

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        Free Virtual Connect 4 Game for Therapy!

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          Colleen Beck, OTR/L is an occupational therapist with 20 years experience, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. As the creator, author, and owner of the website and its social media channels, Colleen strives to empower those serving kids of all levels and needs. Want to collaborate? Send an email to contact@theottoolbox.com.

          Outer Space Fine Motor Kit

          NEW RESOURCE: Outer Space Fine Motor Mini-Pack!

          Working on fine motor skills? Know a child who loves all things outer space? This Outer Space Fine Motor Mini-Kit is for you!

          Work on grasp, hand strength, eye-hand coordination, handwriting, scissor skills, and all things fine motor with this Outer Space fine motor mini-kit.

          Addressing hand strength, endurance, and precision is out of this world fun!

          Includes:

          • Fine Motor Mazes
          • Fine Motor Ten Frames for motor activities
          • 1-20 Star Counting Cards
          • Bead Copying Strips
          • Space Alien Directed Drawing Sheets

          Grab your copy of this no-prep Outer Space fine motor worksheet set!

          Spring Worksheets for Fine Motor Skills and Handwriting

          Spring worksheets

          How would you like some free Spring worksheets? Today, I have a fun freebie that I’m excited to get into the hands of little ones. Here’s why: These Spring worksheets are a powerhouse in building fine motor skills. Kids can use play dough to build the fine motor strength they need to hold and write with a pencil, color, and complete fine motor activities all with more dexterity, precision, and endurance!

          Spring worksheets to help kids with fine motor skills, handwriting, and letter formation.

          Spring Worksheets

          These printable worksheets are great for using in school based occupational therapy sessions, because you can cover a variety of OT goal areas:

          • Fine motor skills
          • Eye-hand coordination
          • Handwriting
          • Letter formation
          • Letter spacing
          • Letter size
          • Coloring

          Spring Worksheets for Fine Motor Skills

          Here’s how these Spring printable pages work: Kids can first roll a die (Great for in-hand manipulation, arch development, and separation of the sides of the hand!)

          Then, they can use play dough to create that same number of balls of play dough. Be sure to ask kids to use just the fingertips for this part of the activiyt. Using the fingertips to roll balls of play dough is a powerful strengthening activity.

          Using the finger tips and thumb of one hand at a time to roll a play dough ball is an intrinsic muscle workout that builds the muscles of the thenar eminence, hypothenar eminence, the interossei, and the lumbricals. All of these muscle groups make up the intrinsic hand muscles which are those located within the hands.  

          We talked about this more in a post on building intrinsic hand strength using play dough.

          Read about more fine motor activities using play dough here.

          Spring worksheets for Handwriting

          After working out the hands and getting them warmed-up for writing, the page asks kids to then write on the lines. I’ve left the writing portion open-ended so that kids can write words, letters, numbers, or sentences, based on their level, skills, and age.

          The Spring themed worksheets come with a flower style and a fun snail activity page. But, each printable sheet is available in three different writing lines styles:

          • Double ruled lines
          • Single ruled lines
          • Double ruled lines with a highlighted bottom space

          Print off these worksheets, slide them into a page protector sheet and start building those fine motor skills!

          Free Spring Worksheet Set

          Want to add this set of worksheets to your therapy toolbox? Enter your email address into the form below to access. NOTE- Due to changes in security levels, users have reported trouble accessing free resources when using a school district or organization email address. Consider using a personal email address.

          FREE Spring Worksheets for Fine Motor and Handwriting

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            For more play dough activities and fine motor worksheets, grab the Spring Fine Motor Kit:

            Spring Fine Motor Kit

            Score Fine Motor Tools and resources and help kids build the skills they need to thrive!

            Developing hand strength, dexterity, dexterity, precision skills, and eye-hand coordination skills that kids need for holding and writing with a pencil, coloring, and manipulating small objects in every day task doesn’t need to be difficult. The Spring Fine Motor Kit includes 100 pages of fine motor activities, worksheets, crafts, and more:

            Spring fine motor kit set of printable fine motor skills worksheets for kids.
            • Lacing cards
            • Sensory bin cards
            • Hole punch activities
            • Pencil control worksheets
            • Play dough mats
            • Write the Room cards
            • Modified paper
            • Sticker activities
            • MUCH MORE

            Click here to add this resource set to your therapy toolbox.

            Spring Fine Motor Kit
            Spring Fine Motor Kit: TONS of resources and tools to build stronger hands.

            Grab your copy of the Spring Fine Motor Kit and build coordination, strength, and endurance in fun and creative activities. Click here to add this resource set to your therapy toolbox.

            Colleen Beck, OTR/L is an occupational therapist with 20 years experience, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. As the creator, author, and owner of the website and its social media channels, Colleen strives to empower those serving kids of all levels and needs. Want to collaborate? Send an email to contact@theottoolbox.com.

            Butterfly Handwriting Activities

            Butterfly writing activities

            Today, I have another free slide deck activity that is great for Springtime, or anytime of year! These butterfly handwriting activities can help to foster handwriting practice with a butterfly theme. Or, use this free therapy slide deck to facilitate a therapy session while working on letter formation, copying skills, spatial awareness, and size awareness. Want to add this handwriting activity to your therapy toolbox? Let’s break down the butterfly themed activities in this virtual therapy activity. Add this activity to your Spring occupational therapy activities.

            Butterfly handwriting activities for kids to work on writing skills with a butterfly theme.

            Butterfly handwriting activities

            Working on handwriting with kids doesn’t need to be boring. When you help kids work on the visual perceptual skills associated with legible written work, students sometimes do well in the therapy session, but are challenged to carryover written work into their classroom handwriting tasks.

            In this slide deck, I’ve created handwriting activities that use a butterfly theme to work on different aspects of handwriting.

            In the slide deck, the activities start off with a butterfly maze to challenge visual perceptual skills, spatial awareness, eye-hand coordination, visual attention, and visual tracking.

            All of these areas play a part in handwriting.

            In the slide deck, students can click the caterpillar images and drag them through the tree maze in order to match the identical caterpillars.

            Butterfly Writing Activities

            In the next slides in the deck, you’ll see various butterfly writing tasks. There are slides designed to copy longer words and shorter words to challenge copying skills.

            Encourage users to break apart parts of the words such as spelling butterfly by the word’s syllables. Kids can then copy each section of the word and work on copying accuracy.

            Other butterfly words to copy include:

            • Caterpillar
            • Monach
            • Painted Lady
            • Viceroy
            • Beautiful
            • Cocoon

            These words are presented with lined paper for writing the butterfly words, and in a simple copying activity.

            To extend this handwriting exercise, you could ask some students to write sentences and others to simply copy the butterfly terms.

            Butterfly Writing Task

            Included in this therapy slide deck is also a blank slide. Use this as an open-ended activity to work on skills for each individual’s specific needs. Try some of these butterfly writing tasks with this part of the session:

            • Ask students how to spell butterfly.
            • Break the word butterfly apart into smaller words
            • Rearrange the letters in butterfly to spell different words
            • Work on forming the specific letters of the word butterfly (work on letter b reversals and diagonal letters)
            • Work on visual memory to write out the words in a butterfly life cycle.

            Draw a Butterfly

            The next section of the therapy activities include butterfly drawing activities. Kids can copy the simple and complex forms to copy each butterfly drawing.

            This can be a fun way to end a therapy session while working on visual motor skills needed to copy the butterfly forms.

            There are so many ways to use this slide deck in therapy sessions!

            More butterfly activities

            Use the butterfly life cycle heavy work activities in the Heavy Work Cards to work on calming proprioceptive input.

            Free butterfly therapy slide deck

            Want to add these butterfly handwriting activities to your therapy tools? Enter your email address into the form below and you’ll receive this full slide deck to implement into therapy sessions.

            Butterfly Writing Slide Deck!

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              Spring Fine Motor Kit

              Score Fine Motor Tools and resources and help kids build the skills they need to thrive!

              Developing hand strength, dexterity, dexterity, precision skills, and eye-hand coordination skills that kids need for holding and writing with a pencil, coloring, and manipulating small objects in every day task doesn’t need to be difficult. The Spring Fine Motor Kit includes 100 pages of fine motor activities, worksheets, crafts, and more:

              Spring fine motor kit set of printable fine motor skills worksheets for kids.
              • Lacing cards
              • Sensory bin cards
              • Hole punch activities
              • Pencil control worksheets
              • Play dough mats
              • Write the Room cards
              • Modified paper
              • Sticker activities
              • MUCH MORE

              Click here to add this resource set to your therapy toolbox.

              Spring Fine Motor Kit
              Spring Fine Motor Kit: TONS of resources and tools to build stronger hands.

              Grab your copy of the Spring Fine Motor Kit and build coordination, strength, and endurance in fun and creative activities. Click here to add this resource set to your therapy toolbox.

              Colleen Beck, OTR/L is an occupational therapist with 20 years experience, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. As the creator, author, and owner of the website and its social media channels, Colleen strives to empower those serving kids of all levels and needs. Want to collaborate? Send an email to contact@theottoolbox.com.

              This slide deck activity goes really well with these hands-on butterfly crafts and activities:

              Bug Fine Motor Activities

              Bug fine motor activities slide deck'

              Today’s free therapy slide deck has a bug fine motor activities theme for creepy crawly fine motor fun. The bugs and insects activities in this virtual therapy slides will get those hands moving and building coordination, dexterity, and motor planning skills. Just in time for Spring bugs, this is just one of the many free slides we have on the site.

              Add these bug activities to your Spring occupational therapy activity ideas.

              Bug and insect fine motor activities for occupational therapy sessions.

              Bug Fine Motor Activities

              We recently released this bug emotions slide deck to help with social emotional skills, so if you are wanting to create a bug theme in therapy, today’s fine motor slide deck is the perfect addition.

              I created this slide deck with several different activities, designed to use in teletherapy or to guide a therapy session. (Use this slide deck as an outline for therapy services for face-to-face sessions, too!)

              Here are more teletherapy activities you’ll like.

              Bug Sign Language Activity

              The first fine motor task asks kids to use ASL to sign the letters to spell different bugs and insects names. Kids can copy the slide deck to find the letter they need to spell each bug or insect’s name.

              As they scan for the letters to spell ladybug, grasshopper, ant, or dragonfly, they are challenging their visual scanning and visual attention skills to look for each letter in the key.

              The sign language forms is a great way to build finger isolation skills, dexterity, and motor planning skills while learning ASL.

              Bug Play Dough Activity

              The next part of the slide deck asks kids to use play dough to copy the caterpillar designs. This also challenges visual motor skills, but asks kids to create small balls of play dough and then use them to make the caterpillars.

              Play dough builds intrinsic hand strength when children roll small balls of dough with their fingertips. This hand strengthening activity is a great one for building endurance, separation of the sides of the hand, and precision.

              You may want to take the hand strengthening further with our Roll and Write Play Dough Mats. There is a bug theme play dough mat included that would be a great addition to this bug theme slide deck!

              Bug Color and Cut Activity

              The next section of the slides includes a color and cut activity to help kids with functional fine motor skills. Kids can use materials they have in their home to create different ladybug images. This challenges direction following, visual motor skills, bilateral coordination, and eye-hand coordination.

              Bug Visual Motor Activity

              The next part of the slide deck asks kids to copy designs to work on visual motor skills. This is a good way to integrate the fine motor warm up from the previous slides into a handwriting activity. Copying forms like the insects and bugs on these slides challenge kids in the skills they need to copy letters and words without omitting parts.

              Bug Handwriting Activity

              The last part of the bug theme is a handwriting activity. Kids can copy the different bug and insect names. There is a Jamboard option for these slides so if you’re using the slides in virtual sessions, kids can write right on the screen.

              Free Bug Theme Slide Deck

              Want these bug fine motor activities in your therapy toolbox? Enter your email address into the form below and you’ll get a slide deck with all of the activities listed above, as well as a link to a Jamboard version.

              Bug Fine Motor Activities Slide Deck!

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                Spring Fine Motor Kit

                Score Fine Motor Tools and resources and help kids build the skills they need to thrive!

                Developing hand strength, dexterity, dexterity, precision skills, and eye-hand coordination skills that kids need for holding and writing with a pencil, coloring, and manipulating small objects in every day task doesn’t need to be difficult. The Spring Fine Motor Kit includes 100 pages of fine motor activities, worksheets, crafts, and more:

                Spring fine motor kit set of printable fine motor skills worksheets for kids.
                • Lacing cards
                • Sensory bin cards
                • Hole punch activities
                • Pencil control worksheets
                • Play dough mats
                • Write the Room cards
                • Modified paper
                • Sticker activities
                • MUCH MORE

                Click here to add this resource set to your therapy toolbox.

                Spring Fine Motor Kit
                Spring Fine Motor Kit: TONS of resources and tools to build stronger hands.

                Grab your copy of the Spring Fine Motor Kit and build coordination, strength, and endurance in fun and creative activities. Click here to add this resource set to your therapy toolbox.

                Colleen Beck, OTR/L is an occupational therapist with 20 years experience, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. As the creator, author, and owner of the website and its social media channels, Colleen strives to empower those serving kids of all levels and needs. Want to collaborate? Send an email to contact@theottoolbox.com.

                Flower Visual Motor Therapy Slide Deck

                Flower visual motor exercises for therapy

                This week’s occupational therapy theme is flowers and so today, I have a free flower visual motor therapy slide deck for you. In this free Google slide deck, you’ll find various aspects of visual motor skill work. With the official start of Spring, flowers are starting to pop up all over, so if the daffodils, lilies, and tulips make you smile, these visual motor flower activities are sure to brighten your therapy session!

                Flower visual motor therapy exercises for therapy

                Flower visual motor therapy activities

                If you are looking for Spring occupational therapy activities to help kids develop skills, this flower visual motor slide deck is it. Add this virtual therapy activity to some hands on flower activities and you’ve got a therapy plan for the week. It’s a great way to make a weekly occupational therapy plan and use the same activities again and again all week, saving yourself time and planning hours. Simply adjust each activity to meet the needs of each child on your therapy caseload to work on their specific goals.

                Flower visual motor activities for occupational therapy teletherapy sessions with a free Google slide deck for therapy.

                As you know, visual processing breaks down into smaller components that all work together to allow us to take in visual information, process that input, and complete motor operations so we can complete functional tasks. Visual motor skills include eye-hand coordination, visual perception, and visual skills like tracing, convergence, and other skill areas. All of these aspects of visual processing are important parts of performing day to day occupations.

                That’s why I created this flower theme therapy slide deck that includes different vison exercises.

                In the slide deck, you’ll find pre-writing line activities that ask the user to trace along the forms using a movable flower icon. This eye-hand coordination task requires visual tracking, visual attention, and motor integration with visual input.

                Work on visual motor skills with this flower theme slide deck in occupational therapy.

                Also, the slide deck includes copying activities. Users can copy the simple and more complex flower forms as they challenge aspects of visual motor skills that are needed for handwriting and math tasks.

                There is a handwriting portion as well. Kids can trace the letters on the slide deck using the movable flower piece. This makes the slide deck interactive, as they can work on mouse work, use of a stylus, or finger isolation to trace the flower along the letter. Then, the slide asks them to write words or phrases so they can incorporate handwriting work.

                Then finally, the slide deck includes several visual perception activities. Kids can complete each slide, typing or writing out their responses as they work on skills like visual discrimination, form constancy, visual memory, figure-ground, etc. All of these visual perceptual skills play a role in visual motor tasks that we perform on a daily basis.

                Free Flower Therapy Slide Deck

                Want to add this free slide deck to your therapy toolbox? Use it in teletherapy sessions, home activities to work on visual motor skills and visual processing, and to make therapy planning easier!

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                  Spring Fine Motor Kit

                  Score Fine Motor Tools and resources and help kids build the skills they need to thrive!

                  Developing hand strength, dexterity, dexterity, precision skills, and eye-hand coordination skills that kids need for holding and writing with a pencil, coloring, and manipulating small objects in every day task doesn’t need to be difficult. The Spring Fine Motor Kit includes 100 pages of fine motor activities, worksheets, crafts, and more:

                  Spring fine motor kit set of printable fine motor skills worksheets for kids.
                  • Lacing cards
                  • Sensory bin cards
                  • Hole punch activities
                  • Pencil control worksheets
                  • Play dough mats
                  • Write the Room cards
                  • Modified paper
                  • Sticker activities
                  • MUCH MORE

                  Click here to add this resource set to your therapy toolbox.

                  Spring Fine Motor Kit
                  Spring Fine Motor Kit: TONS of resources and tools to build stronger hands.

                  Grab your copy of the Spring Fine Motor Kit and build coordination, strength, and endurance in fun and creative activities. Click here to add this resource set to your therapy toolbox.

                  Colleen Beck, OTR/L is an occupational therapist with 20 years experience, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. As the creator, author, and owner of the website and its social media channels, Colleen strives to empower those serving kids of all levels and needs. Want to collaborate? Send an email to contact@theottoolbox.com.