Jessica Maunder
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Educational Gross Motor Activities - Children learn best and more importantly retain what they've learned when it is combined with movement.  Here is a list of 35 awesome ideas for combining gross motor activities with learning.  Most of the ideas are geared towards toddlers through age six, but many of the games could be adapted to what your child is learning.

Learn Through Movement You probably know by now that I am a big believer in the benefits of combining gross motor and educational act.

Do you have a child who struggles with the physical act of writing? We did and occupational therapy changed her life!

Do you have a child who struggles with the physical act of writing? We did and occupational therapy changed her life!

Looking to get more sensory input, especially for vestibular and proprioceptive needs? Try these Sensory Obstacle Courses made from objects you probably already have lying around your house. Find out what types of activities to include in a well rounded sensory therapy session.

Looking to get more sensory input, especially for vestibular and proprioceptive needs? Try these Sensory Obstacle Courses made from objects you probably already have lying around your house. Find out what types of activities to include in a well rounded s

Occupational Therapy fine motor skill development and treatment ideas.  This is a resource for parents, teachers, and occupational therapists who are treating students and children with fine motor development difficulties in handwriting, scissor use, self-care tasks, and functional skills.

Occupational Therapy fine motor skill development and treatment ideas for children with fine motor development difficulties in handwriting, scissor use, self-care tasks, and functional skills.

Tons of different ways to work on Occupational Therapy treatment goals using free materials.

Occupational Therapy treatment tips and tools for pediatrics and school-based therapy using mostly free or inexpensive materials and items you can find around the home.

The Inspired Treehouse - How can you support the development self-regulation in your child? Check out some of our best activities and ideas here!

How can you support the development of self-regulation in kids? This huge resource is full of self-regulation games, information, books, and more!

This word building activity travel kit is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers for road trips and long car rides and you can customize it with sight words, color words, word families, or whatever your child is currently learning. Great for a summer learning activity.

This word building activity travel kit is perfect for preschoolers for road trips and long car rides and you can customize it with sight words, color words, word families, or whatever your child is currently learning. Great for a summer learning activity.

Fine Motor Skills Needed at School and Classroom Activities to Help

Use finger aerobics in the classroom, home or therapy clinic to work on fine motor skills needed for functional tasks. Hand aerobics are a great fine motor exercise workout before handwriting tasks for the whole class! Perfect for the school based OT.

Make a simple DIY paper plate addition game to help your child practice their addition and even subtraction skills

Make a simple paper plate addition game to help your pupil practice their addition and even subtraction skills. Place buttons (using pincer grip) onto the plate to show the sum and the answers.