Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Deck The Halls...

Deck the halls with holiday lights....Fa-LaLaLaLa...LaLa-La-La!  Thankfully for you there's no volume button for this post so you'll have to sing it yourself :-)   When I arrived at school today, the halls WERE decked with these festive holiday lights that were adorable and oh so very OT-ish! The students had to CUT out the lights, COLOR the letters, and STRING the lights together by LACING in and out of the holes they made using a HOLE PUNCHER.  Whew!  Those little fingers were workin' for this one and the kiddos were proud of their efforts.  Younger students admired the fun colors and holiday "lights" in the halls.  A whole bunch of them hanging together on the wall simply "lit up" the halls!   Here's a little peek~~
This is a good one to try at home too where you can challenge your little elves to hang LOTS of lights!  For pre-readers, the lights can be cut and laced without letters or you could spell out names of the children.  I've never met a kiddo who doesn't love to decorate for the holidays so take advantage of that enthusiasm!

Jen Dermody, OTR/L


  1. Hi Jen,
    Just came across your blog and love it. I awarded you the Liebster Award. Stop by my blog and check it out.

  2. I just found you through Tammy {look up} glad I did. I have always been interestedin OT "stuff"...

    We use Handwriting Without Tears and I know most OT's are really happy with it - I'm still trying to wrap my brain around it. Any tips for kids that want to squeeze ALL of their letters between the two lines? I've tried telling them "put it up in the attic" but they just don't get it.

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  3. I awarded you the Liebster Award. Stop by my blog and check it out.