Awhile back, we shared 10 Awesome Scooter Activities for Kids and you all loved it! So, we thought it would be a blast to make our own fleet of scooters for kids to encourage movement all summer long.
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Ask any child what they want to start with during a physical or occupational therapy session and undoubtedly they will say “THE SCOOTER!” This simple rolling toy is a favorite for all-over strengthening, vestibular and proprioceptive input, balance, core strengthening and more! And, of course, scooters are just plain old fun!
Think races down the driveway, driving on chalk roadways complete with stop signs, and even scooter water balloon fights!! The possibilities are endless but please remind your child that scooters are for bottoms and tummies only and not for feet — no standing on scooters!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
-4 caster wheels
-Number stickers (optional)
WHAT TO DO:
Have your child personalize their wooden disc with paint. We put numbers on ours using large number stickers. We painted the area of the disc where we wanted the image to show up and let it dry. Then, we adhered the sticker and painted over the entire disc with the final color. Once the paint was dry, we peeled the sticker off and, voila, the number appeared!
Flip the disc over and mark the points where you will place the 4 casters (keep them as equidistant as possible from one another). Using a screwdriver or drill, attach the casters to the bottom of the wood disc and you’re ready to roll!
Super easy, right? If you are not feeling crafty and just want to click and buy a scooter to entertain your child for hours, these square beauties from Flaghouse are perfect!
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My child just started with OT and he loves the scooter. I’ve been trying to find a little larger one than what you can find on Amazon. Never even thought of making my own. Thanks!
Sure thing Erin! Glad we could help. It is so easy and fun because they can decorate it themselves!