4th of July Flag Activity Dopper to a Beat🇺🇸
Moving to a beat helps with coordination and timing! This can be a great preparatory activity for writing.
Download a metronome app on your phone and play around with what tempo works best for the kids you see.
The tempo in this video is 50BPM. Some kids find it more difficult to perform this activity to slower tempos. This is most likely due to difficulty with impulse control of the prefrontal cortex and decreased cerebellar activation.
I usually help the kids by making my own sound and doing hand over hand to start.
One of my kids adapted this activity and used 200 BPM and used a pen over carpet to make holes for the stars. You could also use a blue dopper and top in the blue section with over 100BPM.
This was definitely fun but my pen was ruined so find ones to use that are out of ink.
Pancake Visual Perceptual Activity 🎆
Pancake shape design copy for:
Visual perceptual skills/ design copy
Food exposure for feeding
Find motor skills- finger to palm and palm to finger translation is a bonus!
You could do all your letters. I drew my patterns on whiteboard.
If the heat is an issue for safety you could make one side of the pancake then take it of the stove and have kids decorate then cook the other side.
You could put it in an oven with a top broiler—when flipped the fruit can stick to the pan.
This is an activity I have done with tele-therapy kids.
Kids have even used chopped green onion and spinach. (They can cut using plastic knives ).