Looking for a new, fun occupational therapy designed activity for elementary-aged children to work on fine motor-visual development (and some math objectives) while having fun? These unique, hand-drawn, Mini Sticker Dot Challenges are awesome! This activity packet was created by school-based Occupational Therapist, Jennifer Dodge.
Details: 14 page PDF digital document delivered electronically immediately following payment. The packet is black and white for economical printing (except the color cover).
Benefits of completing the Mini Sticker Dot Challenges
You know those tiny color-coding dots that offices use on file folders? Well, here’s a great way to use them to develop pre-writing hand skills! These 12 fun and creative activities use the tiny stickers –or have kids make their own with a hole-punch and stickers or address labels– to practice fine pincer grasp, thumb-index stability, “shift” movements, stability through the “power” side of the hand, wrist extension, stabilizing on the side of the hand, and hand-eye coordination. Just what’s needed to hold a pencil and make controlled marks on paper!
Another fantastic way to use these is using Q-tips dipped in paint to dab on the dots or to practice drawing small circles.
These printables can be set up for independent workstations, busy work, even indoor recess.
Placing the page up on an easel or other near-vertical angled surface will best target these skills. They vary from low-challenge to high-precision, and from quick to longer activities. Some pages target skills in symmetry, repeating patterns, counting, and two-number addition to 12. They all promote fine motor development.
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