Tuesday, September 23, 2014

In My Therapy Bag | Miss Mancy

Today I'd like to welcome Nancy Amar, a pediatric occupational therapist whose greatest passion is working with children with autism. You may know Nancy from her website Miss Mancy, and today she is stopping by to share with us an item that she keeps in her therapy bag.

What's in my therapy bag?


10 fun activities to do with pop tubes:

1) Pull open pop tubes at shoulder level or overhead and then spinning it around in a circle like a lasso (makes a cool sound and is great for shoulder strength).

2) Race: Who can close all the pop tubes as fast as possible (keep pop tube at shoulder level).

3) Five minutes on the clock: Who can write down on a piece of paper as many shapes you can make with pop tubes. Then show each other how to make the shape. (ex. Telescope, periscope, elephant trunk, tail, necklace, crown, letter 0, letter S etc…).

4) Make interlocking rings with pop tubes.

5) Play tug of war.

6) Play “I spy” by using pop tube as a telescope. 

7) Kids can make a long chain out of pop tubes, then wiggle it on the floor while children have to jump over it.

8) Relay race, who can make the longest chain of pop tubes in 2 minutes.

9) For little ones, place pop tubes in the sand box or bean/rice box or bath, they love to see how things go in one way and come out the other.

10) Play broken telephone using pop tubes (talking in a pop tube can get loud!!).

*A version of this post was originally published on www.missmancy.com.

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Be sure to check out all of the other great posts in this series to find out what must-have items therapists have in their therapy bags!!
Do you have an item in your therapy bag that you'd like to share? I'd love for you to share it in an upcoming post! Just send me an email, AbbyPediatricOT {at} gmail {dot} com for more information. Open to all therapists! You don't have to be a blogger to participate!

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