This one is a simple activity that can be a powerful regulator. Grab a party blower and some army men, plastic figurines, or lego guys and set them up around the floor. Have one sibling be the destroyer, who gets to army crawl around and knock down the figures with his or her party horn, which the other sibling sets them up as quickly as possible. Then they swap positions. You can make it more physically challenging for the sibling setting them back up by saying they can only bend down on one foot to pick them up, or they must do one frog jump for each figure "rescued".
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Ms Amy has 10 years of experience as an OT and believes in educating the community to empower parents and teachers to recognize the difference between typical and atypical development and sharing creative ideas to facilitate age appropriate skills. She wants to be a resource for children and families of all abilities.