Today, I had a fun invitation planned. Thera-putty is something I used a lot when I taught children with autism. This is homemade silly putty (not as firm), but for a little toddler, its a great activity for strengthening the hands and fingers. It promotes dexterity, grip strength, and overall motor skills (all important things for writing). My son LOVES the "Find It" page in his Highlights High Fave Magazines, so I knew this activity would be a hit.
- Take pictures of objects you would like to hide. Mine were random, but there are endless options to make this activity very educational - colored gems for color recognition, letters or numbers, shapes for shape recognition, letters of the child's name, letters of spelling words (for older children), or even something focusing on the interest of the child - like animals or transportation items.
- Print out the pictures and laminate the pages (optional)
- Hide the objects in the silly putty (or thera-putty is you have some)
- Set up the invitation and have FUN!