It’s no secret that therapists love Squigz! They are versatile, colorful, motivating, and the perfect size for small busy hands. We came up with 3 Halloween Activities with Squigz your child might enjoy that also provide opportunities to work on balance, strength, and gross and fine motor skills.
1. Spooky Spider Wall
For this activity, we set up Squigz on a vertical surface. Here we used a sliding glass door. We used black yarn to make a spider web and pipe cleaners to fasten little bugs to the web.
Little ones can work to unravel the pipe cleaners and rescue the bugs! This is a great activity for bimanual coordination and hand strengthening.
2. Squig Spider Web Obstacle Course/ Bug Rescue
In this activity we used Squigz and yarn to make a floor obstacle course.
Coco wrapped the bugs in foil and we hid them along the course. We also sprinkled some plastic spiders along the course as well!
Mom hid them along the course and Coco practiced stepping over the webs to find the bugs, unravel them, and return them to their home.
For more language practice opportunities, we added a sorting activity at the end, where kiddos can sort spiders vs. bugs.
This activity incorporates tons of developmental skills including:
- Bimanual coordination
- Fine motor skills
- Leg Strengthening
- Language building
3. Scooter Board Spooky Eye Ball Search
Last, we hid Squigz around the house and placed plastic ping pong eye balls on them. Coco used a scooter board to propel around the house, find them, then knock or blow them off. When she was finished, she collected them and put them back on!
Using a scooter board is a fun way to work on core strengthening!
See Coco in action below!
Our favorite types of activities are fun, involve minimal toys or products, and provide opportunities to work on a variety of developmental skills!
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Perform activities recommended by Walk, Talk, Play at your own risk with appropriate adult supervision provided. Walk, Talk, Play is not responsible for any injury caused while performing these play activities.
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