My essentials are:
There are so many activities and games you can create with these materials.
Here are some ideas to get you started, that can easily be modified to meet your child's abilities/age. These activities work on fine motor skills, bilateral coordination, visual motor integration, gross motor coordination, and sensory processing skills.
But the BEST activity of all.....
Ask your kiddo! Hand your kiddo a few items and have them come up with an idea. It is so important to encourage free play, creativity, and curiosity. Happy junk drawer digging!
Until next time, air hugs!
Hi! Austen here. Portland based Pediatric OT obsessed with leggings and all things child development. Welcome to my journal! I hope to educate and empower parents and caregivers with science inspired insights, effective strategies, and lots of air hugs.