Virtual Visual Motor Room

Visual Motor Skills Virtual Therapy Room

If you are looking for online games to target visual perceptual skills, and ways to build visual motor skills when working virtually, then this virtual visual motor room (or virtual visual perceptual skills therapy room) is for you. This virtual therapy room is based on our virtual sensory room and is designed to develop and strengthen visual motor skills, visual perceptual skills, and eye-hand coordination. Let’s play!

This Visual Motor Skills Virtual Therapy Room is going to be a hit with your caseload.

Free virtual visual motor activities for online occupational therapy activities

Online Visual Motor Activities

For therapists working in teletherapy, online puzzles, virtual games, and remote therapy games are one way to help kids build the skills they need for visual perception, visual motor, eye-hand coordination, and even executive functioning.

That’s where this virtual visual motor room comes in.

Therapists can access the free virtual therapy room from their Google drive and use the tools in teletherapy sessions.

This slide deck is just one of the many free slide deck collections available here on The OT Toolbox.

For more teletherapy games and tools that can be done remotely with kids on your therapy caseload, check out this resource on virtual therapy games.

Virtual Visual Motor Activities

There are so many awesome visual motor resources that can be used in occupational therapy teletherapy. In the virtual therapy room, you can find games and activities like these:

  • Online Sudoko
  • Virtual Connect 4 game
  • Online Snakes and Ladders
  • Virtual Bingo
  • Qwirkle
  • Uno
  • Yahtzee
  • Online Tic Tac Toe
  • Tangrams
  • Connect the dots
  • Geoforms
  • Shape building activities
  • Counting and graphing activities
  • Visual memory activities
  • Mazes
  • Word searches
  • What’s missing puzzles
  • MUCH more

All of these virtual therapy activities can be used to challenge kids’ visual perceptual skills, visual motor skills, and motor skills.

You’ll also see links to hands-on visual motor activities listed here on The OT Toolbox as well as a link to our free visual perception packet. Use these hands-on and printable therapy tools along with the virtual games and activities.

Virtual therapy room for visual motor skills.

When you click on the images in the virtual therapy room, you’ll be sent to links to videos, exercises, and resources to promote visual perception activiites and visual motor activities. T

This therapy room is a great resource for kids of all ages. You’ll find therapy activities for all levels of visual perceptual skills and visual motor integration.

Free virtual therapy room slide deck

Want to add this therapy slide deck to your OT toolbox? Enter your email address into the form below and you can access this resource from your email.

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    Add heavy work with these heavy work exercises to incorporate many themes into therapy and play.

    heavy work cards for regulation, attention, and themed brain breaks

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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.

    Butterfly exercises

    butterfly yoga exercises

    This week’s occupational therapy theme is all about the butterfly activities. And, these butterfly exercises help with coordination, motor panning, coordination, and add heavy work input. You’ll love the butterfly yoga activities that are fun, motivating, and engaging! Add these butterfly gross motor exercises to your Spring occupational therapy activities.

    butterfly yoga exercises

    In this free slide deck, you’ll love the heavy work and gross motor coordination activities with a butterfly theme. Butterfly exercises get those kiddos moving and building coordination skills so they can move, play, and develop skills.

    Butterfly exercises

    Kids will love these gross motor exercises that challenge the following skills in kids:

    • Balance
    • Coordination
    • Motor planning
    • Crossing midline
    • Movement changes
    • Sequencing

    When kids follow along with the visual images in the slides, they can work on planning out gross motor actions, crossing midline, and building core strength that helps with attention, following directions, and getting much needed proprioceptive and vestibular sensory input.

    These are fantastic butterfly gross motor activities for preschool, Pre-K and grade-school kids as a brain break that builds gross motor skills.

    Butterfly yoga

    In the slide deck are butterfly yoga positions to challenge balance and build strength. These exercises use a variety of yoga positions with a butterfly theme. Some of the activities use the butterfly yoga pose and others have visual images of a butterfly net or other images to make the yoga exercises motivating and fun for kids.

    Can they balance on one foot while pretending to catch a butterfly with their net?

    Butterfly gross motor activities

    You’ll also love the deep breathing exercise in the slide deck to encourage deep breathing. Try using this deep breathing exercise while doing the butterfly yoga!

    MORE BUTTERFLY ACTIVITIES

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

    Butterfly Exercises Slide Deck

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    Note that if you are using a school system’s email address, the PDF delivery may be blocked by your institution or workplace as a result of your system’s security measures. A personal email address may be better used.

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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.

      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:

        Virtual Sensory Room

        Virtual sensory room

        This virtual sensory room has been on my “to-do” list for a while. It’s a free slide deck that adds all the benefits of a calming sensory space in an online version. You can use this free virtual calming room as a sensory tool in teletherapy sessions, in the home, and in face-to-face classroom or therapy sessions. Let’s take a look at this virtual sensory room space and all of the calming tools it includes.

        Virtual sensory room that is a virtual calming room space for kids in teletherapy or face to face therapy, classroom, or home.

        Virtual Sensory Room

        Adding sensory diet tools to an online platform isn’t always an easy concept. Especially in a virtual space, the calming benefits of a sensory room can be difficult to integrate the senses of proprioception, vestibular input, and oral motor sensory input.

        Many of the free online sensory videos out there are mindfulness videos, virtual lava lamps, and auditory videos like waves or rainforest sounds. But the virtual sensory spaces sometimes omit calming heavy work input and proprioceptive feedback that offer the calming and self-regulatory benefits of heavy work.

        That’s why I wanted to create this virtual calming room.

        Virtual sensory room for kids

        Virtual Calming Room

        In this virtual calming room, you’ll find the following sensory items that kids can click on and access videos:

        • Fidget Spinner
        • Water bottle
        • Hoberman breathing sphere
        • Sensory jar
        • Plasma globe
        • Kaledescope
        • Rubic cube
        • Bubble wands
        • Lava lamp
        • Slime
        • Calming sounds headphones
        • Koosh Ball
        • Glitter jars
        • Fish tank visual
        • Online relaxing coloring activities
        • Sound machine
        • Yoga mat
        • Kinetic Sand Bin
        • Bubble wrap popping activity
        • Heavy work exercises
        • Light tube
        • Nature grounding exercises
        • Waterbeads sensory bin
        • Brain breaks
        • Deep breathing exercises
        • Sequin pillow
        • Light tube
        • Kids crafts

        When you click on the sensory objects in the sensory room, you’ll be directed to different online sensory tools. These include:

        • Guided meditation videos
        • Slime videos
        • Yoga exercises
        • Calming sounds videos
        • Deep breathing exercises
        • Craft ideas to involve the hands in fine motor resistive work
        • Grounding exercises
        • Calming visual images
        • Relaxing vision and auditory input
        • Brain breaks
        • Calming videos

        All of these are links to videos, exercises, and resources to promote calming self-regulatory input for kids of all ages. You can add these tools to a sensory diet or use them in Zones of Regulation activities.

        Free sensory room slide deck

        Want to add this online sensory room to your therapy toolbox? Enter your email address into the form below and you can add this tool to your Google drive. It’s just one of the many free slides available here on The OT Toolbox.

        NOTE- Due to an increase in security measures, many readers utilizing a work or school district email address have had difficulty accessing downloads from the delivery email. Consider using a personal email address and forwarding the download to your work account.

        Free Virtual Sensory Room!

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          Add heavy work with these heavy work exercises to incorporate many themes into therapy and play.

          heavy work cards for regulation, attention, and themed brain breaks

          Click here to grab these heavy work cards.

          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.

          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.

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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 Balance Activities

            Flower balance activities

            Want to help kids with balance, coordination, strength, and mobility? Need some core strengthening and stability activities to help with balance and vestibular integration? These flower balance activities are fun ways to help kids work on these very areas so they are able to move, play, learn, and function in day to day tasks. And, it’s all packaged up in a free Google slide deck so you can use these balance exercises in therapy sessions, at home, in the classroom, or clinic. These are Spring gross motor activities that really build skills!

            Balance activities slide deck with a flower theme to use in teletherapy sessions.

            Balance Activities

            You’ll find a lot of balance activities and exercises here on The OT Toolbox. We’ve shared balance beams, obstacle courses, brain breaks, prone extension activities, movement activities, and vestibular activities before. you may have even seen this DIY wobble disk made from ice. All of these activities are so great to help kids develop strength, coordination, movement pattern skills, and get them moving through play.

            Core strengthening is just one benefit of these balance activities kids can copy. We’ve talked before about core strength and it’s relationship to handwriting and other functional tasks.

            Flower balance activities for kids

            The free slide deck that I have available today, adds just one more balance tool into your therapy toolbox. It’s a fun way to challenge kids to move while copying visual images of body positioning. These exercises integrate visual processing to see the image and copy the positioning as well as motor skills as kids coordinate their body to move their arms or legs into the correct positioning.

            I’ve tried to use both sides of the body in this flower balance activity, so they can work on left-right discrimination as well.

            Flower balance activities

            When kids incorporate one leg stance, and holding a body position in a squat or lunge, they are adding proprioceptive input, so they gain the calming regulatory benefits, too.

            Flower balance exercises

            And, the therapy slide decks use a flower icon in various positions on each slide. So the user can copy the form by placing a pillow, stuffed animal, roll of socks, or bean bag into different places while maintaining balance. This can be a real challenge for some children!

            Flower deep breathing exercise

            There is a fun flower deep breathing exercise in the slide deck as well.

            Free Balance Exercise Slide Deck

            Want to use this free slide deck in teletherapy, in home programs, or in the classroom as a brain break? Just enter your email address into the form below.

            NOTE- Due to an increase in security measures, many readers utilizing a work or school district email address have had difficulty accessing downloads from the delivery email. Consider using a personal email address and forwarding the download to your work account.

            Flower Balance 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!

              Enter your email address into the form below to add this slide deck to your Google drive account.

              NOTE- Due to an increase in security measures, many readers utilizing a work or school district email address have had difficulty accessing downloads from the delivery email. Consider using a personal email address and forwarding the download to your work account.

              Flower Visual 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.

                Spring Write the Room Slide Deck

                Spring write the room activity for handwriting

                This Spring Write the Room slide deck is one of our many free slides designed to be used in occupational therapy teletherapy activities. The nice thing about write the room activities is that they can be adjusted to meet the needs of each child…and this handwriting activity is no different!

                Spring write the room activity for handwriting

                Write the Room

                So what exactly is write the room? Write the room is a writing task that has become more and more popular over the last few years. It’s a handwriting activity that this occupational therapist loves because it works on so many different skill areas:

                • Handwriting
                • Letter formation
                • Copying from near and far points
                • Visual scanning
                • Visual attention
                • Visual memory
                Spring write the room activity for teletherapy and virtual sessions and working on handwriting.

                In the classroom or home, this might look like cards that are posted around the room. It can be a set of cards that are taped in various locations where kids need to visually scan the room and when they find a card, they copy the words onto their paper. Sometimes, Write the Room activities include a special handwriting page with icons for the child to match to the words so they have to write the word in a specific space on the paper. (Great for spatial awareness and visual memory!)

                Write the Room is also a fun way to work on visual scanning, copying from different distances, and visual shift in writing. You can focus on copying the words without missing letters and visual perceptual skills needed to locate the different words in varying planes in a room.

                Write the Room for Teletherapy

                But in the virtual setting, write the room activities still work really well as a handwriting activity that develops skills!

                In the free Google slide deck that is featured this week, kids can go through the slides with their therapist and work on “writing the room” (virtual room that is!)

                The virtual write the room activity uses a slide to feature all of the words. The child can copy each word and focus on letter formation, sizing, copying skills, spacing, and overall legibility.

                There is a visual memory piece to this teletherapy handwriting activity. One slide includes a blank page where kids can copy the words onto the slide deck, either from memory, or by going back and looking at the icons.

                Therapists can lead their students to copy the words onto paper on their desk, too. In this way, they are getting the benefits of a visual shift. This helps to strengthen visual memory and visual attention skills when copying from a vertical plane such as from the chalkboard or from a distance. ids can check over their work to make sure they aren’t missing any letters once they complete the writing task.

                Draw the room visual motor activity

                Draw the Room Slide Deck

                The handwriting activity also includes a ‘draw the room’ activity where children are asked to draw Spring forms like simple flowers, birds, leaves, and other Spring icons.

                Copying simple to complex forms strengthens the visual motor skills needed for tasks such as handwriting, math, and other eye-hand coordination tasks.

                The slide decks all include a space where kids can “write” right on the actual slide. This is because when you access the free slide deck below, you also get a free Jamboard link. There, kids can use the Google dry erase app to write directly on the screen using a stylus, fingertip, or mouse.

                If write the room is a handwriting activity that you would like to try in a face-to-face situation, either in the classroom, in the clinic, or in the home for practice, be sure to grab our Colors Handwriting Pack. It includes write the room cards in upper case letters, lowercase letters, and cursive letters, as well as different handwriting paper sheets.

                Colors Write the Room Pages
                Write the Room activity with colors is in the Colors Handwriting Kit. Includes lowercase, uppercase and cursive write the room activities.

                The Colors Handwriting Pack also includes many other handwriting skills worksheets and activities designed to promote letter formation, legibility in writing, pencil control and so much more.

                Free Spring Write the Room Slide Deck

                Want to access this free slide deck and work on handwriting in teletherapy sessions with your occupational therapy clients? Enter your email address into the form below and you will receive the free Google slide deck as well as a Jamboard. Let’s write the room AND draw the room for better handwriting skills!

                Free Spring Write the Room 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.