I think the turning point for this hyperactive girl was getting a rug that is used exclusively as an activity rug. "Exclusively" for putting a puzzle together once as of the time of this writing, but just the *idea* of a specific place to do activities really helped Ryann take it seriously. The activity rug is a subject for another post however!
So yesterday we peeled a banana.
First, it helps to define the area and a cutting board worked well for this.
Cut into the top of the banana with a serrated knife. We used a butter knife.
Just make a shallow cut like this.
Peel each side carefully.
Afterward we practiced cutting. And she promptly lost interest.