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19 Ridiculously Simple DIYs Every Elementary School Teacher Should Know

From the beginning of the year until the end, these fun activities will get your students excited about learning. You should definitely go out and get some popsicle sticks for this.

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24 Calming Sensory Activities and Strategies for Your Overstimulated Toddler - Just Simply Mom

When your child is overstimulated by a situation, use these sensory activities to calm them down and give their bodies a chance to feel relaxed.

Pediatric Core Strengthening - Creative Ideas | Pink Oatmeal

Creative and fun pediatric core strengthening exercises. A ton of great choices for and unique exercises to choose from. Kids love these activities.

Tips for Teaching Scissor Cutting Skills

Printable cutting skills checklist for preschool and kindergarten.

Sensory Processing and the Heavy Work Activities Solution

Sensory Processing and the Heavy Work Activities Solution - To help a child with SPD, heavy work activities can help regulate the body.

Joint Compressions for Calming - Kids Play Smarter

Learn the technique of joint compressions which provides proprioceptive input to help your child's body become calm, relaxed, and more organized.

Bilateral Coordination Activities - The OT Toolbox

Bilateral coordination activities are essential for coordinated and fluid movements that require both sides of the body. Also called bilateral integration, the movements of both hands together in activities requires processing and integration of both hemispheres of the brain to enable both hands working together at the same time. Without bilateral coordination, a child might ... Read More about Bilateral Coordination Activities

Physical Activities for Kids Using an Exercise Ball - The Inspired Treehouse

These fun physical activities for kids require only two simple things – an exercise ball and some space to play! This year I’ve been lucky enough to have lots of time at home with my 16-month-old. And while I try to cherish every single minute with him, I’ll be honest. Sometimes the days can feel kind ... Read More about Physical Activities for Kids Using an Exercise Ball

Sensory Break Ideas for Kids

Are your kids antsy, bored, or having trouble sitting still? Maybe they need a brain break. You will love this printable list of brain break ideas for kids!

STRENGTHENING EXERCISES: Developing Muscle Strength and Improving Proximal Stability

STRENGTHENING EXERCISES and printable resources for Physical Therapists to promote the Development of Muscle and core Strength in children.

Simon Says Active Kids FREE printable activity for healthy kids

Simon Says Workout for Kids! Your kids will get a workout without realizing it when you make fitness into a fun game. Scroll to the bottom for the link to print this! When it comes to encouraging my kids to eat healthier and exercise more, I have found that there are 2 tricks that almost always work. If I want them to make better food choices, I need to involve them in the purchase and preparation of the meals. If I want them to exercise more, I need to make it fun. Kids like to emulate the…

Brain Breaks Ideas: 10 Crossing Midline Activities for Kids

Perfect for re-charging and re-focusing, these 10 great Youtube videos will get your kids moving and grooving as they cross that all important midline. Great for brain breaks at school or at home.

Learning Through Play: 56 Occupational Therapy Activities for Kids

Whether your child has sensory sensitivities, struggles with fine, gross, and/or visual motor skills, or needs help with handwriting, these occupational therapy activities will not disappoint!

Strength and Balance: 20 Super Fun Core Exercises for Kids

20 super fun core exercises for kids to help strengthen weak core muscles for better focus! Perfect for kids with autism, ADHD, and SPD!

Body Awareness - The Inspired Treehouse

Learn more about how kids develop body awareness and how you can help them work on this important developmental skill. *This post contains affiliate links. Read more. The child that bumps into other kids or the walls when walking in the hallway. The child that is constantly falling out of her chair or breaking her ... Read More about Body Awareness

Calming "Cookie Dough" - Kids Play Smarter

This calming sensory activity provides deep pressure and proprioceptive input for your child (the cookie dough) to help decrease stress and calm nerves.

HIIT for Kids - Improve Emotional Regulation In Just 7 Minutes Per Day

This 7 minute animal themed HIIT workout for kids improves emotional regulation and reduces meltdowns. Loved by OTs, teachers, and parents alike!