MOVEMENT MONDAY: BEST WEBSITES FOR KIDS GROSS MOTOR ACTIVITIES

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Good Morning and Happy Monday!!  How was your weekend?  Were you hit by the latest snowstorm in the Northeastern US or are you in some of the Southern States that were blasted by a few inches (OMG!!) of snow last week?  Let me guess, you are in sunny Cancun where you have been enjoying temperatures of 86* + all week?  If so, we’re jealous! We decided to shake things up a bit for Movement Monday this week.  Typically, we share [Continue Reading]

SPRING CRAFTS FOR KIDS: 3D RAINBOW CARD

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make animated gifs like this at MakeAGif Looking to brighten someone’s day?  Spring crafts for kids like this cute 3D rainbow are the perfect way to send a little smile to a friend or family member. We made these springy little rainbow cards last week in occupational therapy and then secretly delivered them to some teachers in the building, dropping them on their desks while they were out of the room! WHAT YOU’LL NEED: -Printable rainbow template -Printable envelope template [Continue Reading]

GROSS MOTOR ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS

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*This post contains affiliate links.  Read more. Looking for some fun gross motor activities for preschoolers?  Check this out! Sometimes, the most popular item in my therapy bag isn’t a toy at all!  In this case, it is a stack of die cut frogs that I picked up at the dollar store.  They can also be found here.   My preschoolers LOVE playing with these and they are unbelievably motivating! One of the most common things I address in physical therapy [Continue Reading]

RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS: RAINBOW THROWING GAME

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Looking for fun rainy day activities for kids?  Here’s a fun way to work on ball skills, visual motor integration, and color identification with your kiddos!  It’s the perfect indoor activity for a rainy (or snowy!) day and can be played with one child or in a group. We think this would be a super fun addition to a kids’ birthday or St. Patrick’s Day party! WHAT YOU’LL NEED: -6 different colored cups – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and [Continue Reading]

EASY GAMES FOR KIDS: BUILD A RAINBOW!

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We love coming up with easy games for kids that promote learning and development.  This fun, rainbow-themed game is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of March and springtime! Working with manipulatives is an awesome way for kids to build grasping and in-hand manipulation skills, as they pick up, turn, and orient the small pieces in their hands. WHAT YOU’LL NEED: -Free printable rainbow game board and printable spinner -Small, different colored objects to build your rainbow (e.g. buttons, pom [Continue Reading]

MOVEMENT MONDAY: WINTER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

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We’re feeling awfully cooped up after weeks of ice, snow, and sub zero temps here in Ohio – so we’re in search of some great winter activities for kids! There was only one direction that I felt I could take Movement Monday this week!  It was the absolute BEST post on our Facebook Page last Monday.   Maybe it was the name of the blog that caught my eye, or maybe it was the title of the post…in any case…here you go! BAMBINI [Continue Reading]

THERAPY TOOLS OF THE TRADE: 9 FUN WAYS TO USE A FOAM WEDGE

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Sometimes the very best therapy tools are the most simple.  And, often, an entire therapy session can be designed around one single piece of equipment. Today, I’m here to introduce you to one of my favorite therapy tools.  It’s fun, it’s versatile, and it’s super beneficial for all kinds of developmental skills. Ladies and gentlemen…the Flaghouse foam wedge! Our Tools of the Trade posts are where we describe lots of fun and creative ways to use some of our favorite tools, toys, and pieces [Continue Reading]

THERAPY THURSDAY: EASY CRAFTS FOR PRESCHOOLERS

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Welcome back to Therapy Thursday!  It’s that time of the week again!  Whether you’re swamped with paperwork in the therapy office, looking to entertain your little one while you’re making dinner, or in search of fun and easy crafts for preschoolers in your classroom – we’ve got you covered today! Let’s chat for a minute about the deceptively simple act of tearing paper.  Grasping paper, moving one hand forward as the other hand moves back, and working against the resistance [Continue Reading]

RAINBOW SNACKS FOR KIDS!

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Looking for a way to spruce up snacks for kids?  Add a splash of color!  We’re super excited to launch into a whole series of rainbow-themed activities for kids this week – and what better place to start than with food?  These treats are so pretty that even your picky eater may want to get in on the action! 1 || EASY RAINBOW PRETZEL WANDS ||  Mom On Time Out Super easy, super colorful, and super sweet!  This is the [Continue Reading]