Therapy Activity of the Week: Frankenstein Contact Paper Sticky Wall

[Source:  I Heart Crafty Things]

It’s been a while since we’ve made contact paper sticky wall art. Since I’ve had Halloween on the brain, I came up with this idea to use different materials to create a Frankenstein. My daughter had so much fun and ended up with a unique looking, spooky creature.  

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For Directions, Supplies will Need, and a Great Book Companion for this Craft,

Please Visit the I Heart Crafty Things blog!

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SLP Corner: Fall Picture Books About Leaves

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One of my favorite fall themes is Leaves and there are lots of picture books about leaves. In early October, I pull them out and do a bunch of activities related to trees, leaves, and fall animals like squirrels. These are some of my favorites for fall (affiliate links included). Fall is one of my favorite seasons and as I was compiling the BIG LIST of therapy materials and links for Fall, I knew I needed to add some books too! To see more book reviews including how I use a book for therapy, follow along on Instagram @SpeechRoomLibrary

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OT Corner: Mask Social Story Slide Deck

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Here, you can get a mask social story for kids with sensory needs. Trying to help kids with the task of wearing a mask? In our area, schools are moving from full virtual to hybrid learning, so that means kids that have been out of the classroom since March are now going to be back in the physical school location. And, getting kids to wear masks…and keep those masks on…can be a real concern, especially for kids with sensory needs! Today, I’ve got a free teletherapy

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PT Corner: Hula Hoop Play

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A hula hoop is a great toy that can be used to promote strength and coordination. Here are some fun ways to incorporate hula hoop play into your day.

Traditional hula hooping encourages weight shifting and developing a rhythm to keep the hoop going round and round. Here are some ways you can put a “spin” on it.

  • Hula hooping with hoop around waist. Can you hula hoop while walking?
  • Hula hooping with multiple hoops. How many hoops can you use at once?
  • Circle hoop around 1 leg and jump over it when it passes other leg

Incorporating hula hoops into obstacle courses to promote strength, body awareness, and coordination with speed as a factor.

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Halloween Handwriting Practice Freebie

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This Halloween handwriting practice freebie includes two free sample pages from the My Halloween Handwriting Packet.  Practice handwriting on dotted line page and cursive with these 2 pages with a Halloween theme.

DOWNLOAD the two free Halloween handwriting pages here.


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