Occupational Therapy

Becky Leschewski, OTR/L

I have specialized in pediatric occupational therapy throughout my whole career. I am a graduate of the occupational therapy program at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Favorite Movie: The Last Mimzy

Favorite Snack: Anything Chocolate

Favorite Color: Blues and Greens

Favorite Hobby: Sewing and Reading


Best Ever No-Cook Play Dough Recipe

  1. 2 cups plain flour (all purpose)

  2. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (baby oil and coconut oil work too)

  3. 1/2 cup salt

  4. 2 tablespoons cream of tartar

  5. 1 to 1 1/2 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels right)

  6. gel food coloring (optional); you can substitute a package of Jello as well

  7. few drops glycerine (secret ingredient for stretch and shine) recipe will work without it

Mix together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the boiling water and mix together with a large spoon until the mixture is cool enough to handle. Then knead and further mix together with your hands.

You can add scents like peppermint, coconut, and cinnamon. The jello adds color and scent, but beware it may color your hands as well. Experiment adn find the "best color and scent" for you and your child... If you are really brave, add glitter for some pizzaz and sparkle! (But only if your child will not taste the dough).

Store in plastic bags. Enjoy!

Other Snow Day Activities:

SNOW BALL FIGHT - Use old newspaper, magazines, paper, etc. Wad them up into snowballs and throw!

SNOW FORT - Put blankets or towels over chairs and crawl under or through

REAL SNOW - Bring in a bucket of snow, put on some gloves/mittens and play in it on a plastic table cloth or in a plastic container. Build a mini-snowman

Best yet---GO OUT and ENJOY THE SNOW if you can! Try snow angels, building a snowman, throwing snow balls, walking in the snow, and ENJOY!