Dollar Tree Find Of the Month
April’s activity is egg-cellent! Yes, I couldn’t resist saying that!
Spring has sprung and Easter is right around the corner. Grab the following items from your local Dollar Tree and your kiddos will be delighted!
This months activity works on the following skill areas:
Hand Separation (developing separation of the sides of the hand improves fine motor skills)
Fine Motor Control
Visual Discrimination (scanning the eggs to find its pair, then putting to two sides together so that the cute little face is correctly aligned)
How to Make:
Grade Down or Make it Easier:
Use fingers to pick up the candy and place it into the eggs
Grade Up or Make it Harder:
Help children build their fine motor skills in the following areas with this fun “cracking egg” task:
Develop intrinsic musculature (all the little muscles in the hands)
Learn how to grade pressure (figuring out whether more force is needed or if applying too much force)
Develop proprioceptive awareness (sense of self-movement and body awareness)
Add On Activity:
An Easter egg hunt of course:) I hope you and your kiddos enjoy this activity. Have any ideas that would make this activity even better? Please share in the comment section below.
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.
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