Decorate a Gingerbread House

Decorate a gingerbread house activity for kids

Today, I have a fun occupational therapy teletherapy activity for kids to do this time of year. It’s an interactive therapy slide deck where kids can decorate a gingerbread house! With this digital gingerbread house activity, kids can move the gingerbread decorations onto the house to decorate in any way they wish! This interactive Google slide deck is a fun way to incorporate therapy goals with a fun holiday activity. Pair this Christmas activity with our gingerbread man slide deck for more therapy fun.

Decorate a gingerbread house virtual activity for occupational therapy interventions and fun therapy ideas.

Gingerbread activities are fun this time of year, and this one is a fun twist on holiday activities. Add this to your Christmas Occupational Therapy Activities.

Decorate a Gingerbread House

Many kids make a real gingerbread house this time of year. Some lucky kids make a cardboard gingerbread house! But, for virtual therapy sessions, I thought it would be fun to make a FUN activity for therapy in the weeks leading up to Christmas. I know this year has been difficult with virtual learning and learning all that teletherapy requires. It’s been a difficult year for all of us! So, maybe a fun therapy activity is just what the doctor ordered!

Use this virtual gingerbread house activity in several different ways to incorporate occupational therapy goals in a way that kids won’t even realize they are working on specific goal areas.

Gingerbread House Therapy Activity

When kids move the interactive Google slide pieces, they can develop skills such as:

  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Visual scanning
  • Motor planning
  • Visual discrimination
  • Figure ground
  • Form constancy
  • Visual convergence
  • Visual attention
  • Laterality
  • Visualization
  • Finger isolation
  • Computer use/mouse use
  • Direction-following
  • Planning, prioritization, working memory, impulse control and other executive functions
  • Self-confidence

As you can see, a “fun” therapy activity like decorating a gingerbread house can work on so many areas even if it seems like an extra activity or a reward activity!

Use this decorate a gingerbread activity in occupational therapy teletherapy sessions.

Decorate a Gingerbread House Teletherapy Activity

This slide deck includes two different activities: One is a slide where students can move the candy decorations onto the slide deck.

The second slide is a gingerbread house writing prompt. Kids can either type into the text box, or they can write their responses on paper and work on handwriting, letter formation, and other areas they might be addressing in therapy or distance learning.

Tip: to revert the slide to it’s original state, use the history option. This is located on the top dashboard in the link, “last edit was”. When you click on that, you will see a list of edits made on the right side of your screen. Click on the edit titled, “Blank Gingerbread House”. This should move all of the movable candy pieces and decorations back to their original location on the slide deck. Note that you can delete edits from that list, so if several students are using the slides, you can keep the organization simple and delete edit versions that you no longer need.

Another Google Slide ninja tip: Be sure to make a copy of this slide deck and not change the url to indicate “edit” at the end. When you make a copy of the slide deck onto your Google drive, you will end up with your own version that you are free to adjust in order to meet your student’s needs. By changing the url to “edit”, you can potentially mess up the original version that many other therapists and The OT Toolbox users are given.

Gingerbread house writing prompts are in this decorate a  gingerbread house activity.

Free Decorate a Gingerbread House Slide Deck

Does this looks like a fun way to spend a therapy session while working on skills?

You can grab a copy of this Google slide deck and use it to work on specific skills.

Enter your email address below and you will receive a PDF containing a link to copy the slide deck onto your Google drive. Save that PDF file, because you can come back to it again and again and send it to the kids on your caseload (or classroom) so they can make their own copy on their Google drive.

Please use the copy of the slide deck and do not change the url.

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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.

    Cookies Activities for Therapy

    Cookies activities for occupational therapy intervention

    I am excited to share another free slide deck for virtual occupational therapy! This cookies activities slide deck includes cookie themed activities for building skills in therapy. The virtual slide deck goes nicely with our recent gingerbread man virtual activity slide deck. It’s a free slide deck that is interactive AND addresses areas such as working memory, eye-hand coordination, visual motor skills, visual attention, and other areas.

    Cookie activities for occupational therapy with a virtual therapy slide deck.

    Cookies Activities

    This is the time of year for holiday baking. Because perhaps this year needs a little more of the comfort that holiday cookies bring, I thought that a Christmas cookies theme would be appropriate.

    These cookies activities are meant to be motivating and an encouraging way to work on specific therapy skills.

    This year, especially, it’s all about getting creative with motivating strategies to work on the skills kids need support with.

    These Cookies Activities are therapy activities that work on the following therapy areas:

    • Working Memory
    • Visual Attention
    • Visual Memory
    • Visual Perception (visual figure ground, visual discrimination, form constancy, visual spatial relations, form constancy, visual closure)
    • Visual Efficiency (visual scanning)
    • Visual Motor Skills
    • Handwriting
    use this holiday cookies activities for therapy planning using a cookie theme in teletherapy.

    Cookie Theme for Therapy

    This therapy slide deck is an outline of therapy activities for this time of year and addresses different areas that can be worked on in occupational therapy sessions, and even speech therapy!

    Cookie activities for working on working memory, visual perception, handwriting and more.

    Working Memory Activity with a Cookie Theme

    The first several slides include “I Spy” cookies activities, with a direction to locate specific cookies in the kitchen. Students can follow that direction and move the interactive cookie pieces to drag that specific cookie onto the baking sheet.

    The directions are text boxes, so that therapists using this slide deck can adjust the directions as needed. You can make the directions more complex or easier, depending on the needs of your client, student, or child. Add 2 or multi-step directions or work on positional terms, too.

    The cookies are in the same place on each slide so that children can work on working memory as they look for specific details according to each slide’s directions.

    TIP: After your child’s therapy session, click on history at the top of Google slides and reset the slide to it’s original state so that all of the cookies are positioned at the original placement.

    Visual Perception Cookie Activities

    There are many visual perceptual skills that children can work on with this slide deck:

    Visual figure ground– Scanning the image and identifying and locating items hidden in a busy background. This is a skill needed for reading, finding items in a drawer, locating a paper in a homework folder, and other similar tasks.

    Visual discrimination– Students can visually scan the kitchen slide deck and identify differences and similarities between the cookies to locate the correct item. Visual discrimination is a skill needed for handwriting, reading, math and other skills.

    Form constancy– This visual perceptual skill allows us to recognize similarities and differences between forms and images. This skill is needed for reading, writing, math, and functional tasks.

    Visual spatial relations– Understanding positional terms is an important skill. This slide deck works on this area by moving the cookies to different places on the slide. Therapists can make this part of the activity more or less difficult to grade the activity to meet the needs of the child by adding additional directions to the slide to work on positional concepts. Try adding directions that ask the child to move a specific cookie to a different place in the kitchen on the slide.

    Form constancy– Students that need more work with this visual perception skill can have several of the cookies duplicated and added to the slide. Then, work on size differences and positional concepts by moving the cookies to different places. You can adjust the directions to ask the child to find all of the same cookie.

    Visual closure– Students can work on this visual perception skill by moving some of the cookies to partially hide behind other items on the slide.

    Cookie activity for handwriting with kids.

    Handwriting Cookie Activity

    The next part of the slide deck is handwriting prompts in a write the room style of handwriting practice. Students can copy the word in print or cursive, depending on their needs. They can write a sentence using the word, if writing sentences is something they need to work on. Work on letter formation, legibility, and copying skills.

    Use this cookie activity for visual motor skills in kids.

    Visual Motor Cookie Activity

    The last part of the cookie activity slide deck includes figure copying tasks. The slides include basic cookie forms that students can copy while working on visual motor skills. This is a nice activity to help children with the visual motor skills needed for forming letters and numbers.

    This cookie slide deck should be a motivating a fun way to work on so many areas!

    Free Cookie theme Slide Deck for therapy

    Want to add this cookie slide deck to your therapy toolbox? Enter your email address into the form below and a PDF will be sent to your inbox. Save that PDF, because you can use this slide deck each year to work on therapy goals with a holiday cookie theme.

    When you click the link in the PDF, you will be prompted to make a copy of the slide deck onto your Google drive. Make a copy for each student on your caseload so they have their own slide deck and you can adjust the slides according to their needs.

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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.

      Gingerbread Man Virtual Activity

      Gingerbread man virtual activities

      This gingerbread man virtual activity is perfect for occupational therapy teletherapy activities, and just one more teletherapy activity that we’ve got lined up for you here on The OT Toolbox. Add this Christmas activity to your therapy plans, along with some gingerbread man activities and maybe making a little gingerbread salt dough for holiday fun with gingerbread themed development and learning!

      This is a fun addition to our weekly therapy themes for themed occupational therapy sessions.

      Gingerbread Man Virtual Activity

      This slide deck covers various areas with a gingerbread theme:

      • Mindfulness
      • Fine Motor Skills
      • Handwriting
      • Gross Motor
      • Self-Regulation Check In

      Use this list and the gingerbread man activities on this slide deck to help kids develop certain skills in virtual therapy sessions.

      CGingerbread man Therapy SLIDE DECK

      If you’ve been following The OT Toolbox, then you may have seen a few of our other interactive slide decks. Therapists are LOVING these therapy slide decks for their themed activities that help kids build skills, while in virtual or hybrid environments.

      This gingerbread man therapy activity can be adjusted to meet the needs of your clients or students. Use it as an outline and add prompts, or adjust the activities as you need.

      Gingerbread Themed Mindfulness Activity

      Students can use the gingerbread man image with deep breathing activity to work on deep breaths in and deep breaths out as a mindfulness activity with a gingerbread man theme.

      Gingerbread Man Writing Prompts

      Included in this therapy slide deck are gingerbread words writing prompts. These are set up as a copying activity for students. Work on letter formation, legibility, and copying skills. Kids can use this to work on printed or cursive writing, based on their specific needs.

      Gingerbread man Visual Perception Activity

      Children will love the gingerbread man visual perception activity as they visually scan to count the number of each cookie. Kids can type right into the Google slide deck when they find the correct number of each gingerbread man.

      Gingerbread Man Fine Motor Activity

      The no-prep gingerbread man fine motor activity asks children to work on fine motor skills such as finger isolation, dexterity, motor planning, and eye-hand coordination as they spell the word “gingerbread man” in sign language.

      Gingerbread man Gross Motor Activity

      Next, kids can work on core strength, gross motor skills, balance, and motor planning with a gingerbread man gross motor activity. This activity asks children to move the movable slide pieces into the correct order. They can then act out the images and work on gross motor skills as well as sequencing.

      Gingerbread Man Self-Regulation Activity

      The final activity in this interactive slide deck is the self-regulation activity where children can move the gingerbread man to identify and match their body’s feelings. Work on self-regulation strategies and coping tools as needed.

      Does this looks like a fun way to spend a therapy session while working on skills?

      You can grab a copy of this Google slide deck and use it to work on specific skills.

      Enter your email address below and you will receive a PDF containing a link to copy the slide deck onto your Google drive. Save that PDF file, because you can come back to it again and again and send it to the kids on your caseload (or classroom) so they can make their own copy on their Google drive.

      Please use the copy of the slide deck and do not change the link.

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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.

        Disguise the Turkey Digital Activity

        Disguise the Turkey free digital slide deck for teletherapy

        This Disguise the Turkey digital activity is an interactive Thanksgiving activity that kids can use to as a disguise the turkey project for this year. In a year when teletherapy and distance learning is the new way, digital activities are the way to go. Recently, I shared a free turkey theme slide deck for virtual therapy sessions. It was a HUGE hit. One thing that readers asked for was an interactive portion on one of the slides. On that slide, you’ll find a turkey with clothing items that students can write about. Today, I’m sharing this free occupational therapy slide deck for a disguise the turkey project in 2020.

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        Disguise the turkey with this free interactive slide deck for Thanksgiving.

        Disguise the Turkey

        So, what is disguise the turkey? This is a fun Thanksgiving activity that all of my kids have done each year in their elementary years. They typically come home with a turkey template and instructions to put on their thinking caps and use materials they find around the home to disguise the turkey, so that he can hide from becoming Thanksgiving dinner.

        Students are instructed to use materials in the home, recycled materials, paints, crayons, and other items to glue onto the turkey.

        Disguise the turkey usually involves children turning their turkey pal into another character such as Santa Clause, an army guy, a cowboy, fairy, or any topic a child can imagine! One of my own kiddos even dressed his disguise a turkey project into a fidget spinner a few years back. Another of my kids turned their turkey into the Chick-Fil-A cow, and another disguised their turkey into a disco ball. The point is to think outside of the box and make a fun and creative project.

        Normally, these disguised turkeys are hung in the school hallway or somewhere in the classroom for all to see the creative turkey fun.

        This year is a little different, however.

        To add some fun and creativity, I made this digital disguise the turkey slide deck.

        Disguise the Turkey interactive slide deck is a free slide deck for teletherapy, digital learning, or virtual classrooms. Use this as a fun family activity based on the typical disguise the turkey projects for Thanksgiving.

        Disguise the turkey project

        Take the disguise the turkey project a bit further. After students move the interactive pieces onto the slide, they can work on other areas of learning and development so that this turkey project adds to the learning curriculum.

        If you are feeling like many parents out there right now, children are spending way too much time on screens. There is a motivating factor and a need for screen-based activities during this time, however.

        This disguise the turkey project includes an interactive slide deck to decorate the turkey with costumes, and a writing prompt to use in therapy or learning activities.

        That’s why this disguise the turkey project hits the ball out of the park. It’s a fun activity for kids. They will be engaged in disguising their digital turkey with the movable slide pieces. And, if they’ve done a disguise the turkey project in years past, there is a bit of nostalgia that they might experience.

        Disguise the Turkey Extension Ideas:

        However, you can then extend this project in a way that works for the individual child’s needs in therapy, or in the classroom (or home classroom).

        • Ask students to write out the items that they used on their turkey project.
        • Ask students to write a story about their turkey.
        • Use the prompts on the next slide and they can name their turkey, and fill in the blank about why their turkey is safe in the disguise they designed.
        • Use this slide to work on sentence composure and creative writing.
        • Work on typing skills as students type into the interactive text boxes on the slide.
        • Work on handwriting. Kids can write their responses on paper. This is a fun writing prompt for kids and they can work on letter formation, line use, spacing, letter sizing, and legibility.

        You can use this as parents, therapists, and educators to work on all aspects of creative writing, typing, or handwriting.

        Free digital slide deck to disguise the turkey!

        Free Digital Disguise the Turkey Activity

        Enter your email address below to access this free Google slide deck. Enter your email address in the form below and you will get a PDF delivered to your inbox. Click the button and you will be prompted to make a copy onto your Google Drive. Then, use that slide deck to teach gratitude to kids using movement and activities. Have fun!

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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.

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          Teaching Gratitude Slide Deck

          teaching gratitude free occupational therapy slide deck

          Today, I have another occupational therapy teletherapy slide deck to share and it’s all about teaching gratitude, just in time for Thanksgiving. If you’ve been hanging around this site since about March of 2020, then you have probably seen quite a few teletherapy activities in the way of free slide decks. This one is perfect for helping kids understand gratitude and especially in hands-on, practical ways that they can learn gratitude and all that that means. Let me tell you about what all is in this free slide deck and then you can get your copy at the bottom of this blog post.

          Teaching gratitude is easy with this gratitude activity slide deck for virtual therapy.

          Teaching Gratitude

          When it comes to teaching gratitude, there is nothing like being immersed in a sense of thankfulness. This gratitude activity helps kids better define what they are thankful for so they can show and express gratitude for the things they are thankful for, both to themselves in the way they understand gratitude, and as an expression to others.

          I created these slide decks to help kids identify exactly what it is that they are thankful for, and in a way that helps them use their whole body through gross motor activities, and through fine motor work, as well as handwriting and verbal communication.

          In this thankfulness activity, I broke down gratitude into different activities that builds on areas they might be working on in occupational therapy interventions.

          Related: Here is another gratitude activity for kids.

          Teaching gratitude to children is fun with this gratitude mindfulness activity.

          Teaching Gratitude with Mindfulness

          The slide deck includes several activities, one of them being a warm-up activity that encourages mindfulness and deep breathing.

          Children can use whole-body movements with big deep breaths in and deep breaths out as they pretend to place imaginary items into a basket. This is a fun way to incorporate deep breathing concepts of mindfulness along with gross motor actions, core strengthening and expanded lung capacity with gratitude as children imagine and think of the things they are thankful for.

          Related: Here is a Thanksgiving mindfulness activity that you can pair with this slide deck.

          Teach gratitude with a fine motor activity kids will love.

          Teaching Gratitude with Fine Motor

          The next slide in this free slide deck asks children to draw and cut out paper leaves. This is a nice teletherapy activity using only paper, a pencil, and scissors.

          Children can draw, cut, and then curl the edges of their paper leaves, working on fine motor skills such as hand strength, bilateral coordination, pincer grasp, eye-hand coordination, precision, and visual motor skills, as well.

          Related: Here is a way to extend the activity and teach gratitude using the leaf craft.

          Teaching kids to be grateful helps with writing it out. Use this gratitude writing activity for kids.

          Teaching Gratitude with Handwriting

          Children can then write out the things, people, and places that they have gratitude for. This action of writing down gratitude can be a way to make concepts real.

          Adding in the handwriting piece makes this a great teletherapy activity for occupational therapy sessions.

          Love this gratitude scavenger hunt as a gross motor activity to teach gratitude to kids.

          Teaching Gratitude with Gross Motor

          The next part of this free slide deck is a movement scavenger hunt. Children can go through the slides and find people, items, or things that they are thankful for, by moving around their home.

          This is also a good way to work on visual perceptual skills such as visual attention, visual discrimination, and visual figure ground skills.

          Want to get this free slide deck to teach gratitude?

          Enter your email address in the form below and you will get a PDF delivered to your inbox. Click the button and you will be prompted to make a copy onto your Google Drive. Then, use that slide deck to teach gratitude to kids using movement and activities. Have fun!

          Teach Gratitude with this FREE 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.

            Turkey Theme Therapy Slide Deck

            Turkey theme slide deck for occupational therapy

            Whether you are looking for turkey activities for teletherapy, or some added ways to make occupational therapy sessions fun this time of year, our latest free therapy slide deck is for you. Below, you can access a free turkey theme therapy slide deck to use as an outline for occupational therapy interventions or to add motor skills to help kids thrive.

            Turkey theme slide deck for occupational therapy

            Turkey Theme Therapy Slide Deck

            Today’s turkey theme slide deck is just one more in the series of free interactive slide decks for occupational therapy. You can access all of the free slides at the bottom of this blog post.

            For more occupational therapy teletherapy activities, check out this blog post.

            This turkey theme therapy slide deck covers a variety of areas:

            • Gross motor warm up
            • Fine motor skills
            • Handwriting
            • Visual perceptual skills and visual motor skills
            • Self-regulation
            Turkey theme gross motor slide deck for occupational therapy interventions

            Turkey theme gross motor activity

            Use the gross motor warm up to challenge motor planning, core strength, and bilateral coordination. Use this warm up activity for whole-body movement to get ready for working on other areas in therapy.

            Turkey theme fine motor slide deck for occupational therapy interventions

            Turkey theme Fine Motor Activities

            The fine motor portion of this free slide deck uses sign language as a way to get fingers and hands moving. Kids can follow along with the slide deck to spell out “TURKEY” while copying images and practicing the American Sign Language.

            These activities help kids with visual motor skills, separation of the sides of the hand, finger isolation, arch development, and more.

            Turkey theme handwriting slide deck for occupational therapy interventions

            Turkey theme Handwriting Activity

            This slide is open-ended and designed to meet the needs of a variety of ages and levels of children. Kids can write a list of the clothing words to dress the turkey. Other kids might write a sentence using certain clothing names as they disguise a turkey. Still other children might write a paragraph.

            The slide can also be used as a visual discrimination or visual memory activity. Ask students to look at the slide and then switch it out. Can they remember all of the clothing items on the disguise the turkey activity?

            turkey theme visual perception slide deck for occupational therapy interventions

            Turkey theme Visual Perception Activity

            Next, ask students to move the interactive turkey through the maze as they work on a variety of visual perceptual skills and eye-hand coordination.

            turkey theme self regulation slide deck for occupational therapy interventions

            Turkey theme Self Regulation Activity

            Finally, students can fill in the self-regulation checklist as they take a self assessment of their feelings, emotions, and behaviors. This is a good time to end the therapy session and come up with some strategies or coping tools to address any self-regulation needs.

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            Enjoy and have fun!

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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.

              Turkey Crafts for Kids

              turkey craft for kids that are great crafts for teletherapy

              Looking for easy turkey crafts for therapy, the classroom, or at home? These turkey crafts for kids are ones that are not only fun ways to celebrate Thanksgiving with kids, they are also super simple Thanksgiving ideas for virtual therapy or hybrid lessons. This time of year, turkey crafts are the way to go when it comes to facilitating fine motor skills, executive functioning, motor planning, and direction following in occupational therapy interventions. The teachers who follow this site for developmental crafts and activities, love to find crafts that build skills. Parents might look a fun art project to create and want easy crafts that kids can make on their own. These easy turkey crafts are great crafts for teletherapy, too.

              turkey craft for kids that are great crafts for teletherapy

              These turkey crafts are quick and easy and perfect for busy mamas and papas.  

              Here are more Thanksgiving activities for kids to add to your therapy toolbox.

              Turkey Crafts for Kids

              I wanted to share super simple turkey crafts for kids that can be used in occupational therapy teletherapy sessions for the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. Many of these turkey crafts use just a few materials, making them easy turkey crafts!

              This turkey craft uses colored construction paper to make a turkey wreath. Children can cut the feathers and practice scissor accuracy.

              Use a paper cup and construction paper to make a paper cup turkey. It’s perfect for working on fine motor skills with children.

              Use a straw and cup to encourage oral motor skills or for proprioceptive input through the mouth. Better yet, add this turkey craft to the cup for a Thanksgiving craft idea!

              To continue with the calming proprioceptive input using a straw, make a turkey craft juice box cover using a recycled paper towel tube. It’s a turkey craft that kids will get a kick out of, while working on fine motor skills.

              Make a clothes pin turkey with the turkey cut-outs in this Thanksgiving Fine Motor Kit. You’ll love how easy it is to work on fine motor skills using the 12 number cards.

              Using a recycled paper towel tube, kids can work on fine motor skills to make this fun cardboard tube turkey craft.

              Still another cardboard tube craft is this turkey stamp craft idea.

              turkey crafts for kids

              SUPER easy Turkey Crafts

              For those of us looking for super easy turkey crafts to use in teletherapy or when a quick craft is needed, these easy craft ideas are perfect:

              Paper Towel Feather Turkey- This easy turkey feathers craft uses only paper towels, markers, and water to make watercolor turkey craft. This would be a great turkey craft for therapy, working on pre-writing lines, and cutting a simple shape.

              Handprint Turkey- Sometimes the classic craft is best! Work on bilateral coordination, eye-hand coordination, motor skills, and more by tracing the hand and then decorating. Take the fine motor skills up a notch and ask children to color in the turkey and then cut it out.

              Paper Plate Turkey Craft- Use a regular paper plate and cut along the edges to make feathers. Children can then draw a turkey right on the plate. try this paper plate turkey craft to work on scissor skills by cutting along the curved edge of the paper plate.

              Coffee Filter Turkey- Cut along the edge of the coffee filter, add color with a marker, and draw a turkey face on the front. Try this coffee filter turkey to work on scissor skills and fine motor skills.

              Paper Bag Turkey- Use a paper bag to make a turkey puppet craft. Use the materials you have on hand and really work on fine motor skills.

              Leaf Turkey- Grab some leaves from outside and make a leaf turkey craft. This is another fantastic fine motor craft for kids.

              Draw a Turkey- Using a guided tutorial is a nice way to work on visual motor skills and only requires a pencil, paper, and crayons. This turkey drawing guided tutorial is easy and fun.

              Shape Turkeys- Work on scissor skills and cutting easy shapes by making these shape turkeys. Such a great turkey craft for preschoolers!

              Need More Turkey Crafts?

              The Thanksgiving Fine Motor Kit is ON SALE now! This 40 page printable kit has everything you need to work on all aspects of fine motor skills. The kit includes handwriting pages, pencil control exercises, scissor skill exercises, lacing cards, clothes pin/paper clip counting cards, coloring exercises, visual motor activities, and so much more.

              Thanksgiving Fine Motor Kit

              Grab your copy of the Thanksgiving Fine Motor Kit now and start working on these areas:

              • Pencil control
              • Scissor skills
              • Hand strength
              • Pinch strength
              • Bilateral coordination
              • Eye-hand coordination
              • Visual motor skills
              • Handwriting and letter formation
              • Precision and dexterity
              • Separation of the sides of the hand
              • Coloring accuracy and endurance
              • Pre-writing line accuracy
              • Precision and dexterity
              • Pincer grasp

              Get your copy of the Thanksgiving Fine Motor Kit here.

              Thanksgiving fine motor worksheets
              Thanksgiving pencil control exercises
              Thanksgiving scissor skills activities



              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.

              Football Theme Therapy Slides

              Football theme activities slide deck for therapy

              Here it is… another free therapy slide deck, this time with a football theme! Recently, I shared a football activities blog post here on the website. It’s perfect for your football-loving therapy clients that need to build motor skill development in OT sessions. Today’s free occupational therapy slide deck with a football theme therapy slide deck that is just one more football themed set of activities that you can add to your pediatric occupational therapy intervention toolbox!

              Football theme activities slide deck for therapy

              Football Theme Therapy Slide Deck

              This slide deck is another free resource that you can use in teletherapy interventions using an interactive slide deck designed to boost skills in fine motor, gross motor, vision, mindfulness, self-regulation, and more.

              Use these slides to run a whole therapy session, based on the individual needs of your clients…OR, use just a slide or two to work on specific skills.

              The nice thing about using a football theme is that you can pair the occupational therapy theme of the week (football activities in this case), with lots of different hands-on activities that build specific skills in the areas of motor planning, bilateral coordination, sensory input, regulation, and more.

              Kids can work through the interactive slides and move the movable parts of the slides to practice various occupational therapy interventions. The slides are designed to build skills in the following developmental areas:

              • Fine Motor Skills: In-hand manipulation, separation of the sides of the hand, precision
              • Gross Motor Skills: core strength, stability, strengthening, proximal stability
              • Visual Perceptual Skills: Visual discrimination, visual discrimination
              • Mindfulness: awareness, deep breathing, focus, attention

              Below, you’ll find a form to enter your email to grab this free interactive slide. But first, I wanted to explain how this slide deck works.

              Football theme activity for occupational therapy interventions to work on mindfulness with kids.

              Mindfulness Activity- Move the interactive football piece along the arrow to the field goal as students breathe a deep breath in and a deep breath out in a football themed mindfulness activity. This mindful breathing can act as a coping tool and a strategy to help kids with focused breathing so they are more aware off breath as a strategy for awareness, worries, or stress. Moving the football along the arrow line is also a good exercise in eye-hand coordination.

              football theme therapy slide deck

              Football Fine Motor Activity– with this slide, you are prompted to move the interactive football pieces over the football goal post. Then, students can follow the instructions on the slides to complete a hands-on activity with small pieces of paper. This fine motor activity works a variety of areas and gets those little hands moving.

              Here’s another football fine motor activity that you can pair with this slide deck.

              Football theme slide deck to work on visual perception with kids.

              Visual Perception Activity- Count the number of each type of football. Then, type the number that is found into the text box. This is a great way to work on a variety of visual perceptual skills with a football theme.

              Football theme slide deck to help kids work on handwriting.

              Football Theme Writing Prompts- Students can choose one writing prompt and write out their response on paper. They can do a mini-self assessment for accuracy of letter formation, letter and word spacing, and line use.

              Football theme gross motor activities for kids

              Football Gross Motor Activities- There are several different core body stretches and movements. Students can use a real football or pretend to use one as they go through each pose. Some students can benefit from going through this section of the slide deck several times.

              Football activity to work on self regulation with kids.

              Self-Regulation Check-In- Finally, students can move the interactive piece to slide the football marker to describe their feelings, emotions, and behaviors. This is a good chance to talk about coping tools they have available to help with self-regulation.

              Handwriting: Use writing prompts to practice letter formation, spacing, sizing, and legibility with football theme writing prompts

              FREE Football Theme SLIDE DECK

              Here’s how you can get the interactive slide deck to work on occupational therapy goals with a football theme:

              Enter your email address in the form below. Check your email and click on the button to grab your resource. Save that page so you can access these slide decks again.

              Sign into your Google account. Click on the big button in that PDF that you just accessed. It will prompt you to make a copy of the slide deck. That will be your master copy of this slide deck.

              Now the slide deck is on your Google account.

              Share the slide deck with students. You can make a copy for each student and upload it to their Google classroom or use it in Zoom. Here is a post on FAQ for troubleshooting any issues you might run across with using or accessing the 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.