The Frugal OT Series: Lil’ Pot of Gold

March Activity of the Month

The Frugal OT Series...March Dollar Tree Pick of the Month: Lil' Pot of Gold

Here is a really simple but super fun St. Patrick’s Day themed activity. Many skills are addressed while children enjoy searching for everyone’s St. Patty’s dream…a pot of gold!

Here’s How:

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The Frugal OT Dollar Tree Pick of the Month...Scavenger Hunt for Gold
The Frugal OT Series...Dollar Tree Pick of the Month: Kids Jumbo Tweezers

Skilled addressed in this activity:

  • bilateral coordination
  • hand strengthening
  • grasping skills
  • tripod grasp for handwriting readiness
  • eye-hand coordination

Visual perceptual skills addressed during scavenger hunt:

  • figure- ground
  • form constancy
  • spatial relations

During the Covid 19 pandemic, it’s not easy coming up with safe activities that are not shared or can be sanitized between uses. At less than 3 bucks per kit, this is a very economical way to supply each child with their own materials. Have peace of mind while enjoying this activity with your little ones. Leave a comment or pic of your experience. Share your spin on this activity, have any ideas? Leave a comment:)


The Fun Strokes blog is designed for educational and informational use only for teachers, therapists, and parents. It is not intended as medical advice or therapeutic treatment that would be provided in an individualized treatment plan. If you suspect a child has delays, please consult an occupational therapist.


Published by Linda Craig Dennis

Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Author and Creator of Fun Strokes Pre-writing Program

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