Our theme was Pirates for our Sensory and Fine Motor groups and our Language Group looked at the letter D. We had so much fun with the pirate theme and everyone got into the action—even Jeannie
an eye patch, hook, black pompoms, a shipwreck……
and a variety of pirate figures including
Winnie the Pooh!
And one more super cute picture
—-how could we possibly resist 🙂
The moon sand is quite dense and you have to press fairly hard to get an impression, work on hand intrinsic strengthening.
ball (and was fairly close to life size). Lots of rope
on pirate ships so we had to add some of course!
Concepts of heavy and light were explored in this
box. This addresses math access points including
recognizing common 3 dimensional objects
(spheres) and comparing the weight of objects.
In addition, numeric concepts are addressed as the coins are counted.
pirate playdough. We used lots of black food
coloring to get the color right, then added some
sparkly pirate gold glitter. It was just so COOL
looking! Pressing the bone shaped cookie cutter
addresses hand strengthening.
coloring into our oobleck to make some
Then we turned the lights out, brought out
the black light—-GLOWING swamp water!
This addresses the science access point of
recognizing that the appearance of an object
or material has changed.
Fine Motor Group—Pirates
This activity addresses the math access point of recognizing a common object with a two dimensional shape.
made the stamp by cutting a skull and cross
bones out of thick craft foam. She used double
stick tape to attach it to a pot scrubber from the
dollar store. It makes a great adaptive art tool!
We counted out our pre-made hats (simply drawn and cut out of craft paper then stapled together). Adults drew glue squares onto the hats and asked the students to put their pirate emblem on top of it.
This addresses eye hand coordination and the math access point of matching one object to a designated space to show one-to-one correspondence.
rectangular shape and that we were going to paint
We addressed the math access point of solving problems involving quantities of action using the language “have we used ENOUGH paint?”
and tore it apart. The addresses
bilateral coordination and grasp skills.
We counted 10 pirates!
set sail. Ahoy matey’s 🙂
Language Group—Letter D
We hot glued a plastic shower curtain ring to a
plush dog to make him easy to grasp. Velcro on
the dog and donut (actually a wooden stacking
toy ring) allows the donut to be picked up.
Then we Decorated a Dinosaur! We used markers because they glide easily across the paper and have such vibrant eye catching colors. Our picture was placed on a light box for our student with a visual impairment.
We used a printable from the book Learn to Move, Move to Learn by Jenny Clark Brack (its a great book with so many great ideas for group activities).
Is this a great
picture or what 🙂
Whew what a fun week!
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