Thursday, September 25, 2014

Car roll painting

Here's a fun idea that kids will love- especially boys!  Use cars to roll a picture.  Simply roll the tires through paint and let the kids roll them on paper.  Use different cars and different color paints to make really cool designs.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sensory Friendly Theatre?

How many times have you wanted to take your child with sensory difficulties to a theater production but nixed the idea out of fear of his/her response?  The Fulton Theatre in Lancaster PA has a wonderful program with events throughout the year to accommodate your child's needs, check it out here...

The Fulton Theatre's Sensory Friendly Programs

Try investigation into your community's offerings if you live outside our area, print and take the ideas to your favorite theatre!

Friday, September 12, 2014

New ways to use shapes from a shape sorter

Try pairing them with the same colored paints for printing...

Or try using them as stencils to trace around. Sort them by color, then by shape, see if your child can work out the differences in attribute. What other ways can you come up with?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Make Apple sauce

Make your own applesauce.  Have your kids peel the apples first then grate the apples to make applesauce.  Kids love to help, and it is a great upper extremity coordination activity.  Helping make food is a great task for children of all ages. Little children can help stir and pour.  Older children should read the recipes and attempt to follow it.  Kids love to eat what they make, so it is a great way to help picky children expand their food repertoire.