These St. Patrick’s Day treatment activities can be modified to represent any holiday or work on different treatment goals for each child. They are a fun and interactive way for the child and therapist to engage while working towards therapeutic goals.
Fine Motor Activities
Pipe Cleaner Rainbow!
This craft allows a child to work on:
- Color recognition and sequencing of items and colors
- The child will increase their visual perceptual skills, pinch skills, precision skills, bilateral coordination, and finger dexterity
Glue Dot Shamrock!
This craft allows children to:
- Increase their proprioceptive awareness by working on gradation of force of the hand while working on visually tracking a line boundary
- This craft works on bilateral coordination skills and assists in formulating a proper tripod grasp
Yarn Pot of Gold!
This is a more advance fine motor craft:
- This craft involves sequencing, visual perceptual and scissor skills, bilateral coordination, pinch and finger dexterity skills and in-hand manipulation skills
Sensory bins are fun and customizable to each child:
- The child will be exposed to different textures, can increase language awareness and vocabulary by naming objects or playing “I Spy” games, counting skills, and using pincer grasp or tongs to pick up objects
Digging for Gold Coins in Shaving Cream!
- The child is exposed to different textures, can work on letter/number formation in the shaving cream
- The therapist can add paint and gold coins into the shaving cream to increase color recognition and have the child search for the coins to improve fine motor skills
- Obstacle courses are a fun way for a child to experience vestibular, proprioception, and tactile input through different games and activities throughout the course