It’s easy to get swept up in the many school and sports activities that come along with the change in seasons. So, when you need a break from your hectic fall schedule, try an activity for the whole family that is fun and creative. There are plenty of projects your family can do to get you in the mood for all the colors, tastes and textures of autumn.
Vanessa Breth, COTA of Amber Hill Pediatric Therapy Services likes arts and crafts projects for kids that need a break from homework. According to Vanessa, arts and crafts are great for all ages because they provide practice in so many skills like fine motor skills, sequencing and planning, tactile input, hand and finger strength, and much more. Scheduling an arts and crafts project for a play date can also help kids with their socialization skills. Kids have so much fun creating; they don’t realize that they are working on so many skills at once.
For great ideas on family crafts, check your local craft store or look online. One of Vanessa’s favorite sites for projects is http://familyfun.go.com/ which is sponsored by The Disney Corporation.