Occupational Therapy - PEEP OT

  • Hello! Welcome to Ms. Frances'OT webpage! Here you will find information on OT activities, including handouts, worksheets, and videos. 


    Feel free to contact me at fveneracion@pleasantvalleysd.org with any questions, concerns, or comments. 

    Distance Learning Resources

  • I hope you are all doing well while at home. I miss being at school working with your children.

    Khan Academy Kids - I'm sure you have been inundated with a number of apps to use. But I do like this one. It's free and simple and I thought I'd just share it with you. 

    I have attached a color by number Rainbow worksheet that you can work on together. It doesn't have to be the colors listed. But I thought after coloring it, you can paste it on the window for others to see when they go out for walks. 

  •  Week 9 - Ocean continued...

    We are continuing with our ocean theme. Here are a few worksheets to try together at home

    Poke the Dots

    Connect the Dots


    Here is a Do It Yourself recipe for slime:

    1. 6 oz. of White Elmer's Glue

    2. 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

    3. 1 1/2 Tablespoon of contact solution

    4. food coloring (optional) 


    Pour the glue into a bowl. Add the baking soda and mix together. If you want stretchier slime, add 2 Tablespoons or more of water. Then slowly add the contact solution (a few drops at a time). You may not need the whole amount. Mix until the slime begins to form and begins to harden. Keep kneading until desired consistenty is reached. If you feel it's too sticky, you can add lotion or baby oil to your hands.



  • Week 7 - Spring continued...

    We are continuing with our Spring theme this week. Here are some suggested activities for the week:
    Week 2 Spring Calendar

    Here are a few different handouts to practice your visual motor and fine-motor skills

    Flower Dot Art

    Q-tip flower painting

    Flower Patterns - There are 4 sheets. You can cut the flowers out on the last page to help complete the pattern

    Bee Number Recognition - Cut and Paste

    Snail Cutting Activity - This activity is a more difficult (cutting circles and smaller shapes). They can color it, you can cut it out 


    In addition to working on fine-motor and visual motor skills in OT, we also worked on self-regulation and self awareness skills. We tried to talk about our feelings (happy, sad, mad/frustrated, silly, shy, etc.). Some of us also tried to find activites to help us calm down if we needed them. These weren't easy for us to do but we definitely tried doing them. Modeling is one of the best ways our kiddos learn. So if all else fails, use your words to tell them how you feel. 

    Emotions Check-In


  • *Week 4 (4/27 - 4/30) - Pond Life

    We are approaching the end of the month and exploring pond life. Here is the weekly calendar with different activities to try out:

    Weekly Activity Calendar


    Here are additional activities to try this week:

    Fish Printables (2)

    Counting with Goldfish

    It's a Frog!

    Frog Life Cycle



    So this week is still insects...sorry! Here are a few more activities you can do together:

    Insect Jar

    Look for the Insects

    Help The Bees


    *Week 3 (April 20-24)

    Hello everyone! I hope you all had a nice Spring Break last week. 
    This week we'll be working on our motor skills by learning about insects! 

    *EDIT: Here is the insect activity calendar for the week. 

    Insects Weekly Calendar


    This activity is a simple matching activity to work on visual motor skills

    Butterfly Matching

    Here is a cut and paste activity to work on numbers and couting

    Counting Bugs

    Work on coloring the bugs and staying inside the lines

    Bug Coloring


    As always let me know if you have any questions, comments, concerns:

    I look forward to seeing you this week!

  • Spring Break (April 13-17)

    Hi everyone! Here are some activities to try together at home. As always, make it fun and keep trying! 

    Spring Break Activities



    Week 2 (April 6 - 10)

    Hi everyone! I hope you're all continuing to do well and be well. Here is a calendar of some suggested activities to do for the week.

    Week 2 Activities (April 6-10)


    And since it is wild animal week, I thought I'd share these pages with you:

    Zoo counting cards - Use any small items at home, such as beads or pom poms, to put in the circles and count

    Wild Animal Pictures - You can print 2 copies of this page and play memory OR try and find these animals when playing with your toys or reading a book!


    Additional handouts that might be useful:

    Sensory Ideas for home

    Play and Tactile Ideas


    As always, please feel free to email or call if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Week of 3/30 

    Here are some handout packets for you to use at home. You do not have to print them out. They can be used as a model to practice with a variety of tactile media, such as a salt or sugar tray, in a sanbox, paint, play dough, etc. Please don't limit yourself to pencil/crayon and paper. These handouts can also be used for scissor practice.

    Pre-writing practice

    Irregular Lines

    Drawing through paths


    Here is a capial letter worksheet (recommended for the 4 year olds)

    ABC copy


    *If you would like these packets to be sent home, please let me know. I believe I can share them with the district office who can then mail them home. 

     Suggested Week Activities