May 08

Motor Planning Activities

Hands and knees activities works on increasing trunk and upper extremity stability and strength. Have your child complete the activity before beginning a fine motor task or to take a break.

If you don’t have stickers, have your child write or draw on the paper.

Make an obstacle course using objects and furniture at home. Have your child complete this activity before sitting down to complete school work or to take a movement break.  The obstacle will provide sensory input and help increase focus and attention. Show your child how to do the obstacle course before asking them to do it. Or provide physical support if they have trouble completing it. Supervise the child for safety.

Animal crawls is another great activity that provides sensory input and helps increase upper extremity strength and stability. Show your child how to do the animal crawl.

Different types of crawls

Bear walk

Crab walk 

Caterpillar walk 

Army crawl 

May 08


Guided drawing is a great activity to work on spacial awareness, visual motor skills, visual attention, and following directions. Here are videos for your child to try out. You can also draw along side with your child if they are having difficulty following the video. After drawing, color the picture, and cut it out.

May 08

Butterfly Card

Make this simple butterfly card for your mom or someone that you care about to practice folding, cutting , writing, and drawing shapes. If your child has difficulty with spelling, have them copy a sentence or draw a picture inside the card instead. Skills addressed are: bilateral coordination, visual motor, visual perceptual, object manipulation, and grasping skills. Click on the link below for step by step visual instructions.