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10 Occupational Therapy Skills to Practice at Home

Updated: Apr 17

How can you practice OT skills at home? Here are some fun techniques you can try:

1.Pencil Grasp Practice: Hold a pencil or pen using different grasps. Switch between grasps to strengthen hand muscles. ✏️

2. Stringing Beads: Thread beads onto a string or shoelace. Enhances hand-eye coordination and dexterity. 🧵

3. Scissor Skills: Cut paper into simple shapes or lines. Use child-safe scissors for safety. ✂️

4. Buttoning and Unbuttoning: Practice buttoning and unbuttoning shirts or jackets. Develops finger strength and bilateral coordination. 👕

5. Drawing Shapes: Draw circles, squares, and triangles on paper. Focus on controlled movements. 🔵⬛. 

6. Squeezing Stress Balls: Squeeze stress balls or soft toys. Provides sensory input and stress relief. 🧘‍♀️

7. Playing catch or kicking a ball to improve hand-eye coordination and motor skills.

8.Dot-to-dot puzzles and mazes to improve visual tracking and hand-eye coordination.


9. Cooking or baking simple recipes, which involves following steps and measuring ingredients. 🧑‍🍳

10. Building with construction toys like LEGO to promote planning and spatial awareness.🫧

Remember to adapt these activities based on individual needs and preferences. Consistency and patience are key to progress! 🌟

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