Play It Forward Therapy

Valentine Laser Maze

Here’s a Valentine themed obstacle course that kids will love! It’s super easy to set up and will keep kids occupied for quite some time while challenging their motor skills and body awareness. The first step is to string yarn in a crisscrossing pattern between pieces of furniture. Your kids will need to navigate through this “laser maze” without touching the yarn lasers.

Friendship Activities

Valentines Day is a sweet reminder to
celebrate love and friendship! The kids at the clinic love these friendship themed
activities that can be practiced all year round. My kids and I host an

Valentine Scooter Board Obstacle Course

Kids will absolutely LOVE this scooter board obstacle course aka “The Valentine Car Wash”.

Lie down on your tummy and propel yourself forward through the tunnel. As you come across the Valentine, pick it up, then push up your arms to place the Valentine under your chest. This requires upper body and arm strength as well as weight shifting from one arm to the next, strengthening the shoulder girdle and core. It also challenges motor planning because your child must figure out how to move forward using their arms as well as sequencing multiple steps to collect the items as they propel through the tunnels.

Tic Tac Toe Cookie

The taste of sweet success doesn’t get any better after winning a game of Valentine Cookie Tic Tac Toe. In fact, win or lose, nothing beats a board game that you can eat! Kids will love playing…

How to Cultivate a Growth Mindset

Do you ever wonder…. Why do some children shy away from challenges or crumble at the first signs of a struggle? Why do some children refuse to try a new activity or have a history of quitting…

Pancake Puffy Paint

Here’s a simple recipe to make your own puffy paint with ingredients commonly found in your cupboard. It’s called “Pancake” Puffy Paint because when you microwave it, your paint designs will puff up like a pancake. Plus, when you mix the ingredients, it’s the consistency of pancake batter.

Christmas Car Wash

Kids will absolutely LOVE this scooter board obstacle course or “Christmas Car Wash”. Lie down on your tummy and propel yourself forward through the tunnels of tinsel!

CANDY CANE FISHING

Candy Cane Fishing takes some patience, but in the end it’s worth it! This Candy Cane Fishing activity encourages self-regulation because it requires moving slowly in order to succeed. It’s a…

Holiday Travel Tips for Sensory Sensitive Kids

Vacations are definitely something to look forward to this summer! Exploring new cities, discovering the national parks, relaxing at the beach or enjoying amusement parks are just some of the wonderful adventures that will create lasting memories for years to come. It’s a special time for young families.

Christmas Clothespin Obstacle Course

Did you know that the elves have been busy hanging up the stockings! What will you find in each stocking? Walk through and carefully step over the criss-crossed clothesline. Can you collect all of the stockings and surprises?