Most children love to play in the snow this is a wonderful opportunity to engage with your child. Aside from building a snowman, having a snowball fight, or going sleigh riding there are so many other activities you and your child can take part in and create new memories and experiences.
I hope you are able to enjoy some of these activities with your child in these long cold winter months and create some new memories.
Tara Dolan, Teacher, Celebrate the Children
Obstacle Course - Use couch, cushions, pillows & blankets and encourage your child to climb over under and through to go on scavenger hunt. This promotes motor planning, postural stability, and visual spatial and fine & gross motor skills.
Sledding - Pull your child on a sled. Provides movement and works on core stability. You can also have your child pull you on the sled. This is great way to provide heavy work.
Building a Snowman - Rolling large snowballs is another way to provide heavy work to the body. Add as many body parts as possible and asking your child to identify body parts. You also add a hat, scarf, boots and mittens.
Snowball Target Practice (indoor and outdoor activity) - Have child crumple up old newspaper or recycled paper and have a “snowball fight”. This promotes hand strengthening, eye hand coordination, visual spatial and encourages playful interactions.
Occupational Therapy Department, Celebrate the Children
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