Spring Craft Activity
Hands on activities, including crafts, are a great way to work on a number of skills during or outside of ABA sessions. Many crafts can be completed with materials that you already have in your home. The following link contains instructions for completing a simple, but fun spring craft that you can complete with your child.
When completing this activity, the following skills can be targeted:
Following One-Step Directions (Ex: “Put the pink bead on the pipe cleaner.”)
Completing Patterns (Ex: ABCABC patterns)
Imitation with Objects (Ex: You complete one step of the task and the client imitates it.)
Non-Identical Matching (Ex: Completing the craft using different colored materials)
Fine Motor Skills (Ex: Picking up beads using a pincer grip, putting the beads onto the pipe cleaners)
If you are a parent, this could be a fun activity to do with your child. If you are a BCBA or RBT, this could be a fun activity to incorporate during your sessions.
Once the craft has been completed, you can continue targeting additional skills through play. These include:
Gross Motor Skills (Ex: Making the butterfly fly)
Imitation with Objects (Ex: Having the butterfly copy or follow another butterfly)
Following One-Step or Multi-Step Directions (Ex: One butterfly telling the other butterfly what to do)
Receptive Identification of Objects (Ex: Asking the butterfly to land on certain objects)