Play It Forward Therapy

Halloween

OT Tested and Kid Approved Activities

Category: Halloween

Halloween
Jessica McMurdie

Pumpkin Fidget

Is your child constantly touching things? Does your student have trouble sitting still while listening or while waiting? Do you ever find yourself saying, “Keep your hands to yourself!” If the answer is yes, then this Pumpkin Balloon Fidget is a super sensory solution for fidgety kids (and grown ups too)! Whether your child is feeling anxious or seeking touch input, this little Pumpkin Fidget helps keep busy hands busy.

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Activities Halloween
Jessica McMurdie

Pumpkin Bash

There’s something so satisfying about pounding pegs into a pumpkin! Channel your child’s desire to hit or pound something with this Pumpkin Bash activity. Using a wooden mallet to pound push-pins or golf tees into a pumpkin provides practice for fine motor skills and eye hand coordination. Picking up the push-pins or golf tees promotes a pincer grasp and overall hand and finger dexterity.

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Halloween
Jessica McMurdie

Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin Cookie

These cute Jack O’ Lantern Cookies are SO easy to make it’s scary!
Use ready made ingredients to assemble this Halloween cookie craft. There are several skills that your child will practice to make these adorable cookies, whether it’s a single treat or a platter of pumpkins to bring to your next party.

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Halloween
Jessica McMurdie

Spooky Slime

Let’s get messy! In occupational therapy we have a few good and gooey reasons to make slime!

Introducing different textures in a fun way can help some kids improve their tolerance to wet and sticky textures. When your child can tolerate other wet and squishy textures such as finger paint and playdough, making slime may be a fun thing to try.

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Halloween
Jessica McMurdie

Spooktacular Halloween OT Activities

Halloween is almost here! Enjoy these festive “OT Tested and Kid Approved” Halloween activities while supporting your child’s development. Discover the therapeutic benefits of these Halloween inspired therapy activities to do at home or in the clinic.

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Halloween
Jessica McMurdie

Spotlight on Children’s Mental Health

Now is the time to support, encourage and provide resources for children who are struggling with depression, anxiety or other mental health problems. Raising awareness about mental health in children is the first step in being able to provide help and hope for kids and families who are facing these challenges. As parents, teachers and caregivers we can make a difference by intervening early to positively impact a child’s social and emotional well being.

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Friendship Party

Valentines Day is a sweet reminder to celebrate love and friendship! The kids at the clinic love these friendship themed...

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