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Did you know that the Easter bunny and Easter eggs dates back to the 18th century in the United States when Protestant German immigrants in the Pennsylvania Dutch area brought the European folklore of the Easter bunny giving gifts of colored eggs to “good children” before Easter.
This activity is both a coloring and tracing activity focusing on strengthening fine motor skills of children and adults. Green was the color chosen since it is a spring color and also helps to reinforce colors. Any shade of green will work in the color and additional colors should be added as well allowing for individual creativity.
Once completed the bunny can also be cut out and pasted on construction paper.
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Two more days until Easter. Just enough time to work on fine motor skills and create some fun activities. These activities will help to develop fine motor skills.
Passover,m also known as Pesach is the Jewish festival celebrating the exodus of the Israelite’s from Egyptian slavery. There are craft ideas in the link below that are fun as well as improving fine motor skills including writing, cutting, gluing, painting and buttoning.
Other skills developed from these activities include attention to task, following directions, following two- step commands, and listening.
This is a fun activity for students and adults with special needs who would like to work on increasing their fine motor skills. This activity includes both a coloring and tracing activity. you can make several copies to print out for additional practice at a later time. Click on the link on the bottom of the page.
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Under normal circumstances I would suggest using the following April Monthly Day Habilitation Activity for ideas to plan for the month, however the new normal has changed. Many school districts have created lesson plans and activities for school children that are home during these trying times including resources on speech and OT activities.
I have seen very little information for adults that receive day habilitation services. For some individuals, the new normal means staying at home in a residential setting and for others, it is staying home with family members. For people with developmental disabilities, adjusting to changes can be challenging affecting both the individual and the home.
For this month and upcoming months, I will blog articles on activities that can be used in the home to help individuals continue to work on activities and to help maintain their skills since many day habilitation programs are also closed.
For the month of April, I have included activities for National 1 Cent day, National Road Map Day, Farm Animal Day, Titanic Remembrance Day, National Earth Day and National Zoo Day. The activities focus on the following:
- Following directions
- Fine Motor Skills
- Task Attention
- Multisensory skills
- Money management skills
The activities can be used by anyone of any age as well.
You can find the links to the activities below.
Stay safe and healthy.
- Penny activities. the following worksheets focus on the following skills:
- fine motors skills
- visual- spatial
- Coin Identification
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2. Earth Day Activities(Making an organic smoothie and creating a collage safe for the environment).
3. Reading a road map activity (develop skills in task attention, listening, following directions and following one and two-step commands)
4.The following are lesson plans and curriculum on habitats and zoos.
- Sheep Farm Video Tour (farm food)
- Milk Processing
- Lesson Plan- Farmers, Factories and Food Chain
- Lesson Plan: Who Grew My Soup?
- Egg Farms
6. Titanic Activities:Download here
June 14th is the designated day to celebrate the American flag. The purpose of Flag Day is to reflect on the foundations of the Nation’s freedom. The following activities can be used to improve fine motor skills for both children and adults with disabilities. From cutting to coloring , the activities also use a multi-sensory approach to learning.
Arts and Crafts
DLTK Flag Day– Flag day crafts including coloring pages and tracing.
Education World– Flag day lesson plan activities
Enchanted Learning– Allows you to click on any of the crafts to get to the instructions.
Flag Day Crafts– Includes creating a togetherness flag, star cookie cutter and a craft stick American Flag
No Time for Flash Cards- Create an American flag sticky window collage
Flag Day Inspired Recipes
Food Network– 6 Star spangled red, white, and blue recipes made for flag day.
Saralee Bread- Flag day food art recipe
Taste of Home- Top 12 flag-shaped recipes
Tasty Kitchen– Recipe for cakes and cupcakes in the shape of the American flag.
Flag Day Coloring
Memorial Day is an American holiday observed to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military. It originated following the Civil War and became an official holiday in 1971.
Memorial Day is also an opportunity to work on fun Memorial Day activities. Children and adults with special needs lean best when using a multi-sensory approach. This helps to stimulate learning and engage individuals on various levels of learning.
The activities and lessons that I have chosen focus on visual and tactile stimulation and includes both math and reading activities. The craft activities work to improve fine motor skills.
American flag on a pencil craft- Printable templates
Craft stick flag– U.S. flag made from craft sticks
Free Memorial Day packs- packets includes clip cards, word problems, fill in and missing numbers
Patriotic Pinwheel– Craft easy to make pinwheel
USA Wreath– Simple red, white and blue wreath made out of construction paper.
Spring has finally arrived! birds are signing, trees are budding and flowers are blooming. There is no better tome to strengthen fine motor skills for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Fine motor activities improve independent living skills including feeding, dressing and writing. The links below provide spring-themed activities providing opportunities to improve the child or adult’s pincer grasp by using scissors and pencils.
5 Spring inspired fine motor activities– Brain Balance
10 fine motor activities for spring- You Aut- Aknow
10 flower fine motor skills activities- Harry Brown House
40 fine motor skills activities– The Imagination Tree
Fine motor and color matching Flowers– The Kindergarten Connection
Fine motor and sensory play for spring using a sand-tray– Buggy and Buddy
Spring fine motor and executive function skills freebie- Your Therapy Source
Spring fine motor activity tray– Little Bins Little Hands
Spring themed fine motor sensory activity– Hands On As We Grow
Spring-themed fine motor activities– Pink Oatmeal