Valentine Perler Bead Craft – Fine Motor Builder

I love crafts that help to build fine motor skills. This is an awesome activity that really builds skills such as following directions, strengthening hand muscles, and works on visual-perception.    Supplies Red, pink and white Perler beads Square plastic Perler bead pegboard Perler bead ironing paper Perler bead tweezers White card stock Pink and red […]

SLIME for my Valentine….or Slime for Someone you Love All Year Long!

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and we know you’re looking for fun and creative ideas. This is the PERFECT idea for teachers, therapists, and gifts for friends. Materials: 1 Container of red glitter glue ¾ and ⅔ cups very warm water separated 1 tsp. Borax 2 Mixing bowls Mixing Spoon Red glitter Small plastic containers with […]

Cookie Cutter Popsicle Stick Puzzle

Spring break is great for vacations and relaxing, but it can also be a good recipe for cabin-fever!  Here’s another colorful activity to keep little hands busy and work on executive function.  Most of the materials are easy to find around the house.  As for the popsicle sticks, you can buy a bag of them, […]

5 Fun President’s Day Fine Motor Activities

It’s President’s Day and this year, I’ve found some really fun activities that will fit goals for fine motor, executive function (specifically planning, following directions, and executing), and gross motor goals. Presidents’ Day Mask Here’s an awesome activity from Lakeshore Learning. Paper plates are affordable and readily available. The George Washington mask can be made […]

Play With Your FOOD – A Valentine’s Day Treat

Many children with special needs experience co-morbid conditions involving eating. Co-morbid means they ‘come along with’ other disorders. For example, many children with autism experience sensory processing difficulties. I’m often asked HOW to help our kids eat. My answer is to let kids play with food. Decreasing pressure around mealtimes is important. Time at the […]

24 Holiday Sensory Boxes

The holidays are here and oh what fun your children will have creating and playing with our list of 24 sensory bins! Christmas Sensory Bin from Still Playing School Sparkly Christmas Sensory Bin from Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes Christmas Lights Water Bead Sensory Bin from 3 Dinosaurs Christmas Cloud Dough Cookie Sensory Play from […]

Make Your Own Find-It Jar

  Make Your Own Find-It Jars       Hi faithful readers! I’m so excited that we have been creating new fun activities for our clients. Find-It tubes can be quite expensive and we’re always looking for affordable ways to teach our children skills. The tubes are quite easy to create and the variations are […]