Valentine’s Day OT Craft

This activity works on several fine motor skills…cutting, folding, gluing and handwriting. It also helps with sequencing and following multi-step directions.

– Make
copies of the template on construction paper. 
– Have
child cut out the hearts.

– Assemble
the fish as shown using glue.

– Fold
another piece of construction paper in half to make a card.

– Glue
fish to the card.

– Have
child write a special Valentine’s message inside the card.

– If child hasn’t developed cutting skills yet, you can help them by doing
hand-over-hand cutting or cut them out yourself and let them do the gluing.

– The
special message can be copied or traced for children who are just beginning
fun and Happy Valentine’s Day!

-By Kehm Swehla, COTA/L