Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day to all of our sweeties!
Here are some fun Valentine activities to spread the love (and work on those developmental skills)!

Sort conversation hearts by colors

Use salad tongs to pick up plastic conversation hearts that have hidden treasures in them:  marbles, coins, small candies, etc.

Make learning spelling words fun by placing the words of the week in the hearts!

Create a story starter!  Come up with a theme and place words pertaining to that theme in the hearts. After opening the hearts, place the words in order to form a sentence.

Next, have your valentine write a story using those words!

Match letters from the hearts to letters in your sweetie's name or spelling words.

After you've indulged in your chocolate, use the box to create a puzzle using foam pieces.  We used two different colors of brown to make milk and dark chocolate! 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pizazz With Pom-Poms!

Add some pizazz to your coloring page with pom-poms!
Print out a free coloring worksheet from the internet.  We like to print off DLTK's free coloring pages, as they have great seasonal pages.  If you search Winter Bingo Dauber Coloring Pages, you'll find one like our snowman below.  Or, just print out a picture and allow the child's imagination to run free!

After coloring some details, place glue in the circles to place pom-poms or other round items such as cereal pieces, candies, marshmallows, etc. 

Make the most of the activity by using tongs to retrieve and place the pom-poms into the designated areas.

If tongs are too difficult, focus on using those first three fingers to pick up and place the  pom-poms.

Ta-da! We've perked up the page with pom-poms!

Find other great coloring pages at

Michelle Yoder, OTR/L