The Best Sensory Play Activities for Kids
Sensory Handwriting Letter Practice This sensory play activity was a great mess-free way to address letter formation (and especially those easy-to-reverse tricky letters like b and d) given a little sensory input.
Egg Carton Craft and Sensory Bin We had fun with this fall sensory bin after making egg carton pumpkins (and getting some fun fine motor play in, too!). This was a great way to explore textures and the season all in one fall sensory bin.
Relaxing Lavender Water Bin We spent a few weeks this summer on a great water bin series and ended up with some awesome water bin activities. These were great for all ages of the cousins…from toddlers to kindergarten age. We especially loved cooling off and relaxing with our lavender water bin.
I Spy Sight Word Sensory Bottle This sight word sensory bottle was a hit with all of the cousins! Us Aunts loved it because we were able to inspire age appropriate learning for every age!
Textured Paint Sensory Play A painting experiment turned into sensory fun with our textured paint play. This sensory paint was big time fun to play with and a great texture for getting messy with! Our textured paint play was so much fun, that I think it will be making an appearance in 2014!
Make Your Own Colored Sand We used our colored sand in many play activities. Making was a breeze, and the sensory experience of play was big time fun this summer.
Color Matching Water Bin with Letters Another one of the water bins from our water bin series, this color matching water bin sensory play activity was a huge hit when the cousins got together one day this summer! There was learning, fine motor play, sensory play, and a LOT of splashing each other!
3 Rainbow Sensory Bins A favorite of mine and the kids, these colorful rainbow sensory bins were easy to put together, but big fun. We explored colors, textures, and shapes all while working on fine motor skills through sensory exploration.
Snowy Farm Sensory Bin A new paper shredder lent a hand in this snowy farm sensory bin! And what fun we had, with pretend play in a huge bin of shredded paper. This is another activity that we will definitely be doing again soon…just as soon as we have enough shredded paper on hand!
Red, White, and Blue Goopy Dough This goopy dough was a combination of goop and dough (hence the name!). It was the neatest stuff to explore and play with! A few drops of food coloring made our goopy dough the perfect Independence Day play activity. It’s still on our list of things to make!
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Thanks for sharing a great resource. Wish I had this several years ago when my son was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder. Visiting from the Mommy Resource linkup.
Thanks! These are great ideas for my churches special needs class! I can't wait to make them with the kids.
Thanks for stopping by! We've been adding more and more activities every day. Hopefully we can get some things for older kids too!
Oh, good! If you get any pictures, be sure to share them with us on our FB page. We love to see our ideas in action!
What a fun collection of sensory activities! Thanks for sharing in the Discove & Explore linky. I'm featuring this post today.
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