Button Gloves

After seeing this idea at the Time For Play blog I thought it would be a great activity
to share for pediatric occupational therapy.

Purpose:  This activity encourages finger isolation, thumb opposition, proprioceptive input and fun!

Materials: gloves, matching buttons and glue

Preparation:  Glue the buttons onto the gloves matching the fingers on each glove.

Activity 1: Practice opposition.  You can call out the colors that the child needs to match with the thumb.

Activity 2: Provide proprioceptive input by matching up the buttons and pressing against the hands

Activity 3:  Tap the gloves on the floor using the buttons to make noise.