Occupational Therapy Ideas for Kids

As a mother of a child with autism, I know first hand how challenging teaching life and motor skills to children with delays can be.  Occupational therapy encompasses everything from life skills, fine motor, gross motor, to executive functioning.

I hope this board can help the many dedicated therapists, teachers, and parents who need ideas to help their students and children.

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Thanks for reading,

8 Responses to Occupational Therapy Ideas for Kids

  1. Therapist says:

    I had a niece with autism.Your post can greatly help her.I will share the occupational therapy to her mom.Thanks.

  2. Karen says:

    What a great compilation. I’m honored to be part of this (my lava paper). Thanks :)

  3. anu says:

    is these idias are effective for a 2.5 year baby

    • Nicolette says:

      It depends on the needs of your child. Some may be too advanced, but if your child has sensory issues or is in Early Intervention, you can run it by your OT. If not, try them and supervise small materials! My sons loved the puff ball into an old container activity when they were 2.5. Bubble wrap popping is also fun for 2 year olds.

      Hope this helps,

  4. I just found your site and it is wonderful!! You have so much great information! Thank you for sharing some ideas from my blog :) {Jen’s OT For Kids}

  5. Aiza says:

    I have a son with autism. He is going to be four. Thank you so much for sharing this. I am so lost and this helped me a lot. Thank you.

    • Nicolette Lennert says:


      I have a 7 year old with autism, so I know how tough it is to find things that work! Hope these ideas inspire you and help your son.



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