Fine Motor & Color Recognition Spring Activity
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I am a sucker for holiday themed activities with kids. Spring is probably my 2nd favorite season for crafts, after Christmas/winter of course! Even for those students who don’t celebrate Easter, everyone loves a cute fluffy bunny and pastel colors! Read below to see one of my favorite spring activities for kids.
I was so excited to use this bunny color recognition activity with my OT students. The possibilities were endless with the different skills you could target, depending on how you set it up:
- bilateral coordination
- visual discrimination
- motor planning
- fine motor strength
- crossing midline
- letter recognition
- color recognition
Ultimate bonus was being able to re-use my daughter’s super cute bottle drying rack as an adorable grass prop! The kids loved this. They said it looked like the bunnies were hopping away in the grass!
This is how I used it with my preschool students. Some students were laying prone on a mat while pulling the bunnies out of the grass and matching these little fluffy bunny tails to the bunny. For those who were working with more core strength and endurance, they were on a scooter board and hunted around the room to collect the puff ball first before matching it to the bunny. To add some fine motor strengthening to this activity, we used these jumbo tweezers to pull out the puff balls.
For some of my older kiddos (Kinder-1st), we took it an extra step further and subbed out the puff balls for the printed out color tail with a letter in it. Then they had to pin it on with a paper clip (or clothespins to grade it down). Hello bilateral coordination! *insert hallelujah emoji hands here*
I hope you enjoy this Spring activity for kids with your own children, students, or clients. Please share in the comments or post a photo on instagram and tag me @TheOTButterfly for all the different ways you can incorporate this!