There are 20 different cards that focus on dexterity (ie: you call out an object and students use their fingers to move to that object) or hand strength (you call out an object and students use a clothespin to move to that object). These cards are include 1 pair on each page that feature sports, superheros, princesses, food (watermelon, strawberry, cupcake, apple, pie etc), candy, school supplies, actions, spring, animals (ocean,spring, zoo) and snowflakes.
There are two different ways these cards can be used. You can call out the shape / object / etc and the (1) The student has to use a clothespin to find it. After each round make sure clothespins go back on the table, so student has to re-open the clothespin. (2) The student holds the card in their hand and using only their fingers, turns the card to find the object.
You can make this in to a game – whoever finds it the fastest gets a point.
All you have to do is print and laminate!
This is perfect for RTI / MTSS as an intervention for hand strength, fine motor skills, matching and pre-handwriting skills.This is great for visual scanning, visual perceptual skills, coordination, matching and memory skills. This is also a perfect activity for occupational therapists OT, teachers, speech pathologists SLP, special education SPED teachers and other school professionals while working on skills!
I am a school occupational therapist who has a doctorate in occupational therapy. I work closely with special education and general education staff adapting material. This is where I get my inspiration for this material. I have used my materials with a variety of children with different disabilities including learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism, sensory processing disorder, ADD, ADHD, visual impairments, deaf/hard of hearing, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and more.
DISCLAIMER: By using this, you agree that this activity is not intended to replace the advice of a physician or occupational therapist. Information provided should not be used for diagnostic or training purposes. Please speak with your physician or OT if you have questions. Stop any activity if you are unsure about a child’s reaction or ability.