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 email@example.com with any questions, concerns, or comments.
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
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 8 - OCEAN
It's time for our ocean theme! I love learning about all the sea animals and sea life. The Aquarium of the Pacific has great virtual tours. Here is the link to their website. Take a look: Virtual Tours at the Aquarium of the Pacific
As always, here are suggested activities for the week: Ocean Week Activities
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 Patterns - There are 4 sheets. You can cut the flowers out on the last page to help complete the pattern
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.
Week 6 - Spring!
It's Spring week at PEEP (even though it really feels like summer already). Here is a weekly calendar of activities:
We have a Spring book at home and I wanted to share it with you. Here is a link of me reading the book:
Here are a few handouts to help work on visual motor and fine motor skills:
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or comments.
Week 5 - Pond Life
Hi! I hope you had a nice weekend and were able to go out to enjoy some sun.
So, I got mixed up with the themes for the week. There were actually supposed to be 2 weeks of insects. Sorry about that!
This week really is pond life. If you get the chance, maybe you and your family can go out and hunt for animals, insects, and plants that are found at the pond.
Handouts to work on Visual Motor/Fine-Motor
*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:
Here are additional activities to try this week:
So this week is still insects...sorry! Here are a few more activities you can do together:
*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.
This activity is a simple matching activity to work on visual motor skills
Here is a cut and paste activity to work on numbers and couting
Work on coloring the bugs and staying inside the lines
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!
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.
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:
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.
Here is a capial letter worksheet (recommended for the 4 year olds)
*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.