SVSU Daily Motor Activity
Mondays 8:00-9:00 am (ZOOM ID: 951-9289-7825 Password:1i3xQ5) Ms. Patrick & Ms. Sam
Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 pm (ZOOM ID: 885-763-366, Password: PT23234) Ms. Sam & Ms. Julie
Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 pm (ZOOM ID: 411-808-6829 Password: 522155) Ms. Julie & Ms. Allison
Thursdays 12:00-1:00 pm (ZOOM ID: 873-209-778, Password: 026937) Ms. Allison & Ms. Patrick
or by appointment
Feel free to join any Zoom office hour to ask a OT or PT question- we're working as a team and are happy to reach out to other service providers, special educators, teachers, etc. to help support learners.
When joining, please be aware that you may need to wait in the "virtual waiting room" for a few minutes in order to maintain privacy for other families.
-Your PT/OT Team
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- Start by rubbing your hands together (change the speed that you rub them together!)
- Clap your hands together....
- Clap/Pat your hands on your thighs (change speeds to create different speeds of rain)
- Can you create thunder with large stomps or jumps in between your claps or pats??? (How fast can you stomp your feet??)
April 10, 2020
PHYSICAL THERAPY NEWSLETTER #1 / OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY NEWSLETTER #1
April 20, 2020
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Have fun and have a healthy day!!
April 22, 2020
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How to Do the Inchworm Core Strength Exercise
Start by standing tall with your feet together.
Next, bend at your waist and put your hands on the ground.
Without moving your feet, walk your hands out until your body is almost straight.
Stop your hands and don’t move them.
Now, walk your feet up to meet your hands.
Stand tall and start again!
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May 1, 2020
PHYSICAL THERAPY NEWSLETTER #2 & ACTIVITIES
Occupational Therapy updates #2
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PHYSICAL THERAPY NEWSLETTER #3 & ACTIVITIES
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Digging: Use either a hand trowel or a shovel for digging
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PHYSICAL THERAPY NEWSLETTER #4 & ACTIVITIES
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Keep your bodies moving- today's motor movement is a challenge!!
Every time you get a snack today, do one of the
-10 toe touches
-jog in place for 10 seconds
-10 wall push ups
June 5, 2020
June 8, 2020
- 1/2 cup lotion regular lotion or baby lotion
- 1 cup cornstarch
- Add 1/2 cup of lotion to a bowl. Add 1-2 drops of the food coloring (if using concentrated gel, if using regular food coloring you'll need more drops to color) and mix.
- Mix the lotion and food coloring until combined.
- Add 1 cup of cornstarch and mix.
- Mix until combined.
- Then take out the dough and place on some wax paper. Knead with your hands (you may want gloves here so your hands don't stain). Keep kneading until it forms a dough-like consistency. If it's still too sticky add another tablespoon of cornstarch.
June 9, 2020
1. Start by throwing a ball or other item about 20-30 feet away.
2. Stand in a line with your competitors and throw your frisbees one at a time, with the goal of landing as close to the ball as possible.
3. If one of the players manages to land a frisbee on top of the target, they automatically win the round and receive 1 point. Otherwise, the player who's frisbee lands closest to the ball wins the point.
4. The first player to score 5 points is the winner of the game.
June 10, 2020
June 11, 2020
Swimming Pool Games (for Boys, Girls, & Teens)
#1 – Marco Polo
Marco Polo is just like playing tag in the swimming pool, but the person who’s “it” has to keep their eyes closed to make things more challenging.
This game is really simple… the “it” player calls out “Marco,” and everyone else answers back with “Polo.” Whoever is “It” listens carefully and tries to tag one of the other players. Once he or she successfully tags a player, the tagged player then becomes “it” for the next round.
#2 – Submarine Race
Here’s a fun pool game for the younger kids who are just learning how to swim under water. Have the boys and girls line up against the wall on the edge of the pool. Someone yells “Go,” and the kids race underwater to see who can go the furthest without coming up for air.
#3 – Splash Dance
Each child or team choreographs their own water dance to go with one of their favorite songs.
You could even provide a variety of fun props, like crazy sunglasses, hats, swimming rings, or pool noodles.
#4 – Invisible Bottles
This one is a lot more challenging than you would expect, especially if you can put some of the bottles in the deep end. All you need are a few empty water bottles with the labels and lids off so that they become nearly invisible in the swimming pool.
The adults fill the bottles with water and hide them around the bottom of the pool. The players have to find the bottles, and whoever finds the most wins the game.
#5 – Shark and Minnows
This is another version of water tag. The player who is “it” is the shark and the rest of the players are minnows.
The minnows stand at one side of the pool, and when someone says go, they try to get to the other side without being tagged by the shark. The first player to get tagged becomes “it” for the next time.
Make sure there are plenty of adults around to supervise the fun! Follow pool safety rules and remember to wear sunscreen! Get your family involved too, it's good for everyone to keep moving to keep your mind and body healthy and happy.