Monthly Archive
October 4, 2022
[Source: Kayla SLP] Are you looking for a quick, easy, and affordable fall activity for your therapy sessions? You’re in luck– all you need is a bag of pumpkins (or gourds)! I have used the following activities from ages preschool to 6th…...
October 4, 2022
[Source: The OT Toolbox] Playing with Pumpkin seeds and Color Sorting with Dyed Pumpkin Seeds were something I thought about as soon as we carved our jack-o-lanterns this year. We sorted the seeds into a super sensory playing activity that ended up…...
Pumpkin Challenge & Jack-O’-Lantern Challenge was designed to be used with mellow creme pumpkins! Yum! (Or you can print the black and white version and have the students color the pumpkins, but that isn’t as yummy). I developed this activity for use…...
[Source:  Childhood 101] My children have both adored play with homemade playdough, not just as toddlers and preschoolers but well into their school years. Playdough is such a great sensory activity and this recipe is the easiest of all the playdough recipes because…...
[Source:  Chapel Hill Snippets] Back in 2012, I found an awesome Halloween book on Tarheel Reader, and after adding interactive icons, put it up on my blog.   It has been a huge hit, and when I was working in the schools, my students read it…...
[Source: Kid Activities Blog] Here’s 17 creative and fun how to Decorate Pumpkin Ideas in this post! My preschoolers love to play with and decorate pumpkins. It is our fall family tradition and it seems we are not alone in that! Decorating pumpkins…...
[Source:  Shannon’s Tot School; Image from Family Fun Magazine] Great Fine Motor Craft but even better for social skills role playing, story telling, conversation, emotions work and more.   Paint them with letters of the alphabet or numbers instead for more therapy…...
[Source:  Childhood 101] What makes a memory matching game such a great game for kids? It has simple rules, is easy to play, requires just a set of matching game cards, and is great for developing visual discrimination skills…. especially when played…...
Editor’s Note:  Great motor skill and messy play activity, but how about using this activity as reward for successful artic trials?    [Source:  Every Little Adventure] Happy October! This is one of my favorite months of the year. Just gimme all the…...
October 4, 2022
There are many ways to enhance the lives of those diagnosed with autism, a developmental disability that federal figures show affects 1 in 44 children. But the condition is a spectrum of disorders affecting social communication and interaction, and doctors aren’t always…...