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!

NOTE- You many need to use a personal email address in this form due to increased difficulties with sending deliverables to school district emails, organizations, and those with high security networks.

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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.

    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

    Want to add this free slide deck to your therapy toolbox? Enter your email address into the form below and you’ll gain access to this slide deck on your Google drive.

    For those using school district, university, or organization emails- You may have trouble accessing the free slide deck due to increased security warnings. To get around this, try entering a personal email address.

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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!

      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.

      NOTE: Lately email addresses from school districts, organizations, and those with strict security walls have had our slide decks blocked. Consider using a personal email address to access this slide deck.

      Free Virtual Visual Motor 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.

        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

        Want to add these butterfly yoga and butterfly exercises to your therapy toolbox? Enter your email address into the form below to access this slide deck.

        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 resources from the delivery email. Consider using a personal email address and forwarding the email 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 free resources from the delivery email. Consider using a personal email address and forwarding the delivery email 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.