Occupational Therapy -> Bilateral Coordination -> Dominant Hand / Non-dominant Hand

Dominant Hand / Non-dominant Hand

Using one hand to perform a task while the other assists is needed for many fine motor skills. This type of bilateral coordination is needed for writing, and cutting with scissors. Activities to work on this skill include: Threading; Lacing cards; Coloring; Writing; Tying shoes.

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  • Life Cycle Art image 1

    Life Cycle Art

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Art and Craft resource. Cutting and Glueing Resource. Fine Motor Resource. Manipulative Resource. Language Resource.

  • ORIGAMI With Instructions preview

    ORIGAMI With Instructions

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Origami Step-By-Step instructions: Boat; Fortune Teller; 4-Pointed Star; Hat; Pine Tree; Snapper; Talking Dog; Star Box.

  • ONE Die, Dice, Introduction Warm-Up Game preview

    ONE Die, Dice, Introduction Warm-Up Game

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Occupational Therapy Resource. OT Resource. Body Parts. Warm-up Dice Die Game. Language Resouce. SLP. One Die Game introduction activity. Teletherapy use the 1 Die Reaction feature. In-Person.

    Includes activity list
  • Make Your Own Sunflower - Summer Solstice preview

    Make Your Own Sunflower - Summer Solstice

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Fine motor art and craft activity. Skills involved: cutting, folding, pinching, accordion folding, and gluing. Adult supervision is needed for younger and students with coordination issues.

  • Easter Egg 60 Min Decoration Recipe preview

    Easter Egg 60 Min Decoration Recipe

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    60 min Easter Eggs Decoration decoupage style with the step-by-step recipe and photo album. Supplies: eggs, muffin tray, napkins, EGGWHITE, paintbrush.

  • Pencil Control Exercises- Vertical Lines preview

    Pencil Control Exercises- Vertical Lines

    Glenna Nave

    Writing Resource. Pre-writing Worksheet. Fine Motor Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. OT. Pencil Control. Directions: connect the dots while keeping marks inside the pathway.

  • Cutting Skills - Cats preview

    Cutting Skills - Cats

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Cutting Skills. Coloring Skills, Occupational Therapy Resource. Pets.

  • Handwriting With Joke Concepts preview

    Handwriting With Joke Concepts

    Virginia Ingram, CCC-SLP

    April Fools Day. Use these handwriting worksheets to practice letter formation. This will also help test expressive and receptive language skills as each of the terms are synonyms for jokes or joking.

    Includes activity list
  • Cutting Skills preview

    Cutting Skills

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Fine Motor Resource. Cutting Skills Resource. Scissors Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. Cutting Shapes.

  • Fossils Worksheets preview

    Fossils Worksheets

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Matching Shapes. Coloring Shapes. Dinosaur Names. Cutting and Coloring. Advanced Reading Passage. Advanced Word Search. Learning Archeology Nouns and Verbs. Language Resource.

    Includes activity list
  • Pre Writing Cutting - Spider Web preview

    Pre Writing Cutting - Spider Web

    Krystan Inman

    Cutting builds the muscles in a child's palm and hand during open and close of scissors. Cutting enhances hand-eye coordination. Scissor skills also encourage the child to use bilateral coordinatio...

  • Advanced Cutting Skills preview

    Advanced Cutting Skills

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Cutting Resources for Older Students. Cutting, Folding, Gluing, and Coloring Resource. Advanced Fine Motor Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource.

  • Easter Egg 20 Min Decoration preview

    Easter Egg 20 Min Decoration

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Four activity sheets: 1 egg and 8 animal images for decoration (rooster, duck, frog, bee, caterpillar, butterfly, turtle, fish) Cut or tear and glue images. 3 slides: sound, move, and spelling. Wha...

    Includes activity list
  • Draw a Ladybug Resource preview

    Draw a Ladybug Resource

    Virginia Ingram CCC-SLP

    Use this resource to draw a ladybug. Drawing and visuospatial skills are important foundational skills for handwriting.

    Includes activity list
  • Draw a Pig With Kiki preview

    Draw a Pig With Kiki

    Bethany Ayer

    Drawing Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. Use this resource to draw a pig. This can be used as a drawing, handwriting, and pre handwriting activity as well as for a visual-spatial exercise

    Includes activity list
  • Home Exercise Program Hand Strengthening preview

    Home Exercise Program Hand Strengthening

    Krystan Inman

    Hand strength is important to develop fine motor skills needed for daily tasks such as pencil grasp and handwriting, scissors skills and self-care such as dressing, eating, and brushing teeth.

  • Dinosaur Mazes preview

    Dinosaur Mazes

    Kevin Dias

    A dinosaur maze activity for working on visual scanning or visual spatial activities in order to improve visual motor skills. The first maze is fairly simple and the second maze is a little harder.

  • Making Strawberry Shortcake - Photo Story preview

    Making Strawberry Shortcake - Photo Story

    Virginia Ingram CCC-SLP

    A photo story showing the steps to make Strawberry Shortcake.

    Includes activity list
  • Playground - Outdoor preview

    Playground - Outdoor

    Teodora Gajic Bakic

    Outdoor. Social. Senses. Exercises. Movement. 7 pages rich in visuals to inspire activities related to group games and social interactions, vocabulary, language, math, fine motor, and a scavenger h...

    Includes activity list
  • The Longest Day - Make a Scene preview

    The Longest Day - Make a Scene

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Summer Solstice cutting and language activity. Make a scene by describing, and creating scenes as per your client's desire.

Reference links

  • Bilateral Coordination Activities Author: The OT Toolbox - These bilateral coordination activities are bilateral movement strategies to help kids demonstrate bimanual coordination skills.