Weaving through a rainbow- Fun activity that encourages balance, motor planning, coordination and body awareness. Teacher read “A Rainbow of My Own” by Don Freeman to go with the activity. Talk about colors, body parts, and practicing balance.
This is a game that includes both fine and gross motor skills. Picking up small cotton balls has to do with fine motor skills and throwing the cotton balls is a gross motor skill. All you need for this activity is cotton balls, tape, and a hula hoop
original pin leads to Brooklyn area play gyms: I just like this specific idea as pictured. // Things to do with kids: Sensory Gyms in Brooklyn: Seven Spots for Physical, Occupational and Other Sensory Therapy for Kids
Could also connect a bunch of locks and put all the keys on a key ring. Lots of pictures of latch, lock, etc ideas for montessori type preschool. This lock one could be made with 2 boards, some o-rings, and some locks from Dollar Store.
Calm Down Box, "Tool kit" or "Calm boxes" can work really well at the appropriate time. For my son it seems to act as either comforter or as a distraction - which in turn breaks down the potential melt down cycle.
Use blue painter's tape to make a maze on the floor. Kick a bean bag through the maze to work on eye-foot coordination. We did this with our peds and it was so much fun! Note: make the maze harder than you would think!