Human  Spirograph  

1  to  10  people  

Maria  Garcia  
LEI  4724  

Citations:  
 
Dyspraxia  Foundation.  (n.d.).  Retrieved  from  Dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk:  
https://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/dyspraxia-­‐children/  
National  Stroke  Association.  (NA,  NA  NA).  Retrieved  from  National  Stroke  Association:  
http://www.stroke.org/we-­‐can-­‐help/survivors/stroke-­‐recovery/post-­‐stroke-­‐
conditions/physical/hemiparesis  
 
Equipment  needed:  Poster  Papers,  Crayons,  Duck  tape  
 
Activity  Description  
1. Place  Poster  Papers  on  the  ground.  
2. Clients  are  to  lay  down  with  their  bellies  on  top  of  the  paper.    
3. Different  crayons  should  be  used.    
4. With  the  help  of  feet  and  leg  muscles  to  propel  your  body  in  a  circular  motion  on  the  
paper  and  using  the  crayons  to  make  drawings.    
5. Music  could  be  used  in  the  background  to  help  loosen  up.    
 
 
Leadership  Considerations:  
   
This  activity  is  helpful  to  develop  fine  motor  skills  as  well  as  gross  motor  skills.  Clients  
are  encouraged  to  work  at  their  own  pace  while  creating  beautiful  body  art.  This  activity  
could  be  modified  for  individuals  with  different  disability.  For  example,  the  use  of  
muscle  of  the  legs  to  propel  your  body  can  be  effective  to  build  the  tone  as  a  startup  
exercise  in  children  with  dyspraxia.  The  leader  should  gauge  the  skill  level  of  client  and  if  
fine  motor  is  at  lack,  then  the  use  of  straps  to  hold  crayons  in  the  hand  is  suggested  for  
effective  grasp  of  tool.    
 
If  the  leader  is  encountered  with  a  client  who  had  a  stroke  and  is  experiencing  
hemiparesis  and  is  slowly  learning  to  incorporate  coordination,  balance  and  body  
movement  to  life  routine,  then  this  exercise  is  effective.    At  first,  it  is  understandable  to  
be  scared  to  throw  yourself  to  the  floor  to  lay  down.  So  the  leader  should  start  with  
client  sitting  down  on  a  chair  and  a  cushion  nearby  on  the  floor.  Client  should  hold  chair  
with  both  hands  and  slowly  roll  down  while  placing  knees  on  cushion.  The  ultimate  goal  
is  to  end  up  in  a  kneeling  position,  with  knees  resting  on  pillow.  Leader  should  make  a  
demonstration  of  this  process  as  to  avoid  any  injuries.  Slowly  from  kneeling  position  
transfer  to  paper  on  the  floor  while  adjusting  to  the  center  of  paper.