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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Occupational Therapy

Students working in Occupational Therapy celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in a fun way!

They worked on building fine motor skills using gold coins and a pot of gold. These tools can be used to target different skills in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Hiding the gold coins around the room for a treasure hunt to work on visual scanning skills and identifying objects in a busy background.
  • Placing the coins along an obstacle course to work on gross motor skills
  • For younger students, picking up each coin one by one and placing them in the pot of gold to improve pincer grasp and hand-eye coordination.
  • For older students, placing the coins in the pot of gold using one hand to work on in-hand manipulation skills.

Keeping activities fresh and festive help keeps kids motivated!

Bethany Jenkins, MOT, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

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