No matter what your faith tradition, it seems that at this is the time of year wrapping paper is ubiquitous. Instead of tossing your torn pieces out, try looking at them with an eye for sensory diet fun.
Today’s Challenge: Wrapping paper
Original Purpose: Wrapping gifts
Just how can you reuse wrapping paper to offer your child an enjoyable dose of sensory input? Try the following…
For fine motor and visual fun, cut a square of wrapping paper that has a clearly defined geometric shape or holiday symbol on it. Place this on a carpet square and give your child a toothpick or wooden skewer. Challenge your child to “trace” the shape by poking small holes into the paper along the shape’s outline. Then, hold the paper up to the light to see the design come through. If your child is able to handle pins, you can also do this with a pin and corkboard.
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