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Holiday Match Up Fine Motor and Visual Memory Activity

Check out this FREE Holiday Match Up activity from the December Packet. Print and laminate the page. Using thumb, index and middle finger create small balls of clay. Flatten each ball between thumb and index finger. Place clay over each circle. Player one removes two pieces of clay. If it is a match, keep the […]

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Homemade Play Dough Recipes and Activity Ideas

Pediatric therapists, parents and teachers use homemade play dough recipes daily. Here is a collection of fun ones from the Internet to explore. 1. Recipes for Sensory Fun: This is a nice 5 page download created by a therapy company to hand out to parents. 2. Nuture Store – Let’s Play with Dough – includes […]


Clay Marble Mazes

Clay marble mazes is a great activity to encourage hand strengthening, eye hand coordination, visual tracking skills and more.   Here is what we did: 1.  Cover a recycled, clean styrofoam tray with tin foil.  Use a small tray if you have a little bit of clay and large tray if you have a lot […]

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Copy the Clay Monsters

Here is a free printable to have children copy the clay monsters exactly.  This is an excellent activity to encourage fine motor skills, finger and hand strengthening and visual spatial skills.  Head on over to Your Therapy Source at http://yourtherapysource.com/freeclaymonster.html to get the free download.  


Hole Punch Play Dough

After seeing this idea at JDaneil4’s Mom blog about using a hole punch with play dough, I created some quick templates for using hole punched play dough.  What a great way to sneak in some hand strengthening by using the hole punch.  It is not just the hole punch, you have to flatten the dough […]

Clay Monsters

How cute are these little monsters?  Practice some fine motor skills and hand strengthening making these cuties.  All you need is creativity, imagination and some clay/theraputty, googly eyes and cut up pipe cleaners.  If you need more activities for clay check out these ebooks: Creative Clay Activities and Clay Play Mats. Like the monster theme?  […]