The Frugal OT Series…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!

Dollar Tree

This months activity works on the following skill areas:

Tripod Grasp

Hand Separation (developing separation of the sides of the hand improves fine motor skills)

Fine Motor Control

Eye-hand Coordination

Bilateral coordination

Visual Discrimination (scanning the eggs to find its pair, then putting to two sides together so that the cute little face is correctly aligned)

Fine Motor Egg-cellence

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)

Egg-cellent Challenge!

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.

Published by Linda Craig Dennis

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

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