The Animal Cracker Oral Motor Exercise with Shape Identification is a do it yourself activity designed for parents of children with sensory processing disorder and special needs to do. This activity adds proprioceptive input and is a good way to work on oral speech skills.
Step One: Gather materials.
- Animal Crackers or Annie's Homegrown Bunny crackers (which are smaller).
- Brightly Colored Straws.
- 1 Square Container.
- 1 Triangle Container.
- 1 Circle Container.
Step Two: Have the child put the animal crackers inside each container on the table. (Turn the animal crackers upside down for an easier oral motor exercise.)
Step Three: Have the child pick an animal cracker up off the table with the straw, by sucking through the straw.
Step Four: Repeat Step Three.