- Target throw or snowball fight - (Materials Required: Scrap paper and a bucket, laundry basket or recycle bin to score baskets. An alternative is to draw or use your computer to print pictures of snowmen, Marvel villains or other characters and tape them to the wall.) Have your child lie on their stomach propped up on their elbows. Next, have them rip paper in ½, crumple tightly, and throw the paper balls into the basket or at the pictures positioned several feet away (specific distance is determined by your child’s age/skill level). If your child’s ability to tolerate the prone position is decreased, they can switch to high kneeling partway through the activity or to re-throw the pieces that missed.
- Practice forming letters and/or words in shaving cream or whipped cream using the tip of the index finger of their dominant hand. Be sure your child is forming the letter the correct way (starting and stopping in correct place). We suggest you squirt the shaving cream onto a cookie sheet or other tray to assist with clean up.
- Stick Ball - (Materials Required: plastic tube (such as PVC pipe cut into 1-1 ½ foot lengths), rolling pin, paper towel tube, or similar object and a small/medium soft stress/foam ball.) Children should lie on their stomachs across from each other in pairs or in a circle if there is an odd number of participants. Each child should be given a tube/"stick". Have the children hold the stick perpendicular to their bodies with one hand on each end. Start the game by rolling the ball to a child. That child will pass it to their partner by hitting it with their stick. Children should keep two hands on the stick when hitting the ball and try to hit the ball directly to their partner. Children may want to stop the ball with their stick before hitting it back to their partner. If the ball goes to the side of a child and they cannot use two hands on the stick to return the ball, they may use their hand or stick to guide the ball in front of them to enable them to maintain two hands on the stick when hitting the ball back. Have them count to see how many times in a row they can hit the ball directly to their partner. Can they beat their high score?
- Continue practicing at typing.com or Typing Agent.
- Continue to practice shoe tying, buttoning, and/or zipping.
- Continue to perform the Chore of the Day/Week.
- Continue to identify your zone and use strategies to adjust as needed.
- Continue to focus on identifying characters in movies, TV shows and/or books who are in the Green Zone. Help your child identify why they are in the Green Zone: i.e what they are doing, how they are behaving, how they are feeling or other non-verbal characteristics.