The OT Team presents: #FineMotorFriday!
Good Morning Victoria! The OT Crew here and today is #FineMotorFriday and we have a game for you to try at home.
Activity #1: Coin drop minute to win it – how many coins can you drop into the container in one minute?
You will need: A bowl, variety of coins (sanitise these before use), container with a slit in the top (like a piggy bank), timer (phone stop watch)
Directions: Set up your coins in bowl
Have your container or piggy bank at the ready
Pick one coin up at a time and see how many coins you can push into the container in 1 minute
When the minute is up, pour the coins out of the container and count them
For older students, add the coins up by the £ amount to practise money skills!
Adaptations: Use pound coins for those who may have difficulty grasping the smaller coins or, to make it harder, use ten pence coins to challenge pincer grasp and in-hand manipulation when picking up the coins.
We would love hear how you get on and see you in action!
With love from the Occupational Therapy Team