Here is a simple “busy” activity for the little “busy bodies” in our lives. Blocks are a great “tool”🔨 🔧 to support development for children. Here is an easy block makeover to reinvigorate play with what you already have 🙌🏽! You can try themed ideas with blocks if you have a bit more time, such as an “ocean theme”, or a “jungle theme.” I’m demonstrating the easiest theme available to MOST parents called the “upcycle theme” 🙋🏽♀️, by using recyclables! This activity went on forever! And if you have older children they can be involved by using the recyclables within their block structures and further expand their play!
OT Tip: This type of play is great for imaginary play✔️, eye-hand coordination✔️ bilateral coordination✔️ (using two sides of your body), problem solving skills✔️, fine motor skills✔️and language skills✔️ (“in”, “out”, “on top”.) This also helps motor planning✔️ and core strength✔️ as they sit and concentrate on the floor. Not to mentioned the confidence that your little ones feel when they build something so cool and then eventually ALWAYS knock it over 😂✔️