These simple pompom pusher bags and free printables are a fun and unique way to target visual motor skills with kids!
It’s a school night – one of those nights where are you brought home a whole stack of work to plow through because you just don’t have time to do it during the work day. You’re patting yourself on the back because you finally finished that all of those progress notes and evaluations.
And that’s when it hits you.
Your paperwork may be done, but it’s late, you have no idea what you are going to do during your treatment sessions tomorrow, and you’ve got a bunch of kids on your caseload who need to work on those all-important visual motor skills!
Ah, the life of a pediatric therapist. So much to do, so little time!
If this situation sounds familiar, don’t worry! Just grab a freezer bag and a craft Pompom, and we’ve got you covered!
What you’ll need:
Marker or the free printables below
What to do:
Print the freebies and laminate if desired. Slide one of the pages into a Ziploc freezer bag. Add a craft Pompom, squeeze air out of the bag and seal it shut.
Have kids use their finger to slide the craft pompom along the lines printed on the paper. Remind them not to use their fingernail plan pushing the pom-pom so they don’t tear the bag.
Kids can trace letters, shapes, numbers, mazes, and more to target visual motor skills in a fun, engaging way!
Check out the video to see how to use the Pompom Pusher Bags!
How to change it up:
-Draw your own pages to put inside your bag! Kids can work on tracing their names, pre-writing shapes, and other visual motor skills!
-Use the pompom bags to target academic and visual motor skills during classroom centers
-Try this with the yes and no mazes or the Rainbow Gross Motor Maze or the Gross Motor Question Maze from our Spring Virtual Therapy Pack!
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