Vestibular & Propreoceptive
Animal Game: Think up various types of animals
with your child, then move like them.
Snake - slither on the ground.
Rabbit or kangaroo jump up and down.
Elephant clasp hands together and swing them
back and forth.
Cheetah run in place as fast as you can.
Frog hop like a frog.
Bird Flap arms like a bird.
Penguin keep both arms together at your side and
waddle like a penguin..
You can also play the bug game become a worm, butterfly,
bee, spider or grasshopper
Auditory: Sound Hide and Seek
this game of hide and seek you can use any kind of instrument that makes
noise. Give the one hiding
an instrument and have them hide. Have
the one hiding make noise until they are found.
Some instrument ideas include: whistles, a harmonica, bicycle
horns or a pot and a spoon.
Oral Motor: Bubble Wrapping Paper
is a fun easy way to make homemade wrapping paper.
If bubbles get on a childs clothes it may stain depending on
how much food coloring is added to the bubble water.
Have the child wear a smock or old shirt.
If you are worried the child will suck the bubble solution up the
straw, poke a few small holes one inch from the top of the straw
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Tactile - Peanut Butter Cookies
These tasty cookies can be made and ate within five
minutes. What you will need: 1 Tbs. Peanut butter, 1 Tbs. Nonfat
milk, 1 Graham cracker, zip-lock sandwich bags. Place a graham
cracker inside a cake pan, have the child use their fingers to crumble
it into fine pieces. Place the crumbs into a sandwich bag. Add the
peanut butter and nonfat milk to the bag. Seal the bag making sure
all of the air is out. Have the child knead the bag until the
ingredients are mixed. Open the bag, take out the dough and roll it into
small balls and eat. You can also roll the cookies in sprinkles or
coconut if you like.
Fine Motor: What's In My Purse?
For this activity you will need pairs of common
objects: crayons, keys, buttons, baby socks and a purse. Put one of
each item in the purse. Give the child an item and see if they can find the matching
item inside the purse without looking.
a simple rectangle for a tree trunk and an oval for a tree on some
construction paper. Place a
few tablespoons of coffee into a shallow bowl. Allow the child to paint
the tree trunk with glue and decorate it with coffee grounds, pour the
excess coffee back into the bowel. Tear
open an herbal tea bag and place the contents in another shallow bowl.
Have the child paint the glue on the oval then sprinkle the tea leaves on
for the leaves