You can use any hat, or even a sock or a mitten. I used Frosty's Magic Hat today for a game of stereognosis. In OT terms, stereognosis is the ability to perceive common objects, through the sense of touch, only. So, NO PEEKING, allowed! If needed, use a scarf to blindfold the children to really work on using their fingers to feel the objects.
Take a quick trip around the house and pick up everyday, familiar objects to put in your hat. Then, round up the kids and get the game started! Without looking in the hat, have the kids identify an object, using only their "magic fingers" and sense of touch. Or, to make it a tad easier, give them a specific object to look for.
- Add some excitement to a Christmas party with Stocking Stereognosis!
- Practice snow angels, they are great for bilateral motor coordination.
- Gather a bunch of pairs of white socks and have an indoor snowball fight!
Michelle Yoder, OTR/L