Q-tip painting with templates
Kids dip Q-Tips into paint and press into a circle on paper- one dot per circle. This activity slows movements patterns because requires focus to dot inside of each circle. This activity is a great activity for working on distal control. You can also address appropriate grasp patterns and force modulation (the harder you press the more the paint will spread outside the circles). The kids loved having a choice between pictures and enjoyed making their very own castles!
- Distal control
- Fine motor
- force modulation
Silky and stretchy play dough using 2 ingredients
To make this silky and stretchy play dough you will need
- 1 cup conditioner (cheaper the better)
- 2 cups cornflour/cornstarch (or 2 ¼ cups)
- Glitter (optional)
Yep, that’s it!
Obviously cornflour can vary from country to country. If you find your dough crumbly then add a teaspoon more conditioner. If it’s too damp, add a teaspoon more cornflour. You may need to tweak the recipe slightly.
Storing play dough
This lovely play dough can be kept for a number of weeks/months, depending on how well it is stored. I recommend, like with any play dough, wrap it very tightly with a few layers of cling wrap and store it in an air-tight container out of direct light.
For something a little more interesting you might like to add coloured glitter to your child’s play dough experience.
Some common recipes can make quite stiff play dough, however, this is lovely and soft, leaving a gorgeous fragrance from the conditioner.
Draw a Superhero Blank (download and print) and have kids decide what kind of hero they’d be. Why? What powers would they have? Who would they help?
Download template here: SuperHerotemplate
Face Coloring Page – Free Mindware Coloring Page 91004-3
Free sample of our Extreme Dot to Dot U.S. History book: 62011
Travel the USA right from the comfort of your own home with our Color Counts Travel the USA book. Here’s a free sample page from the book so you can get a little taste of what this awesome book is like: 62004
Go WILD with this free printable from our Hidden Predators Coloring Book: 50003
Here’s a free Extreme Dot to Dot printable from our Christmas Traditions book: 62010-2
Happy Halloween! Connect the dots to reveal a SPOOKY image from Extreme Dot to Dots: Legends & Lore 2: 54003
Modern Patterns: Botanical coloring book:
MindWare’s Extreme Dot to Dot Animals 2 book:
Think spring! Follow the color guide to reveal a scene from one of our favorite warm-weather activities:
Extreme Dot to Dot: Around the USA:
Blank Puzzle: I use a similar copy to have kids identify their coping skills. I talk to them about how treatment and coping skills combine to make a complete puzzle. It is not just doing one thing that is going to make a difference. This is a great activity to do as a group, especially for those that think “all they need is the right med.” It highlights personal responsibility and overall good self-care.