Fall Vestibular Activities
Each of the sensory based Fall activities below can be used in various ways to challenge and support the sensory needs of a child. When looking for family activities that take in all that Autumn has to offer, why not make it a sensory experience that will build traditions?
It’s important to remember that a small dose of vestibular sensory input can impact the entire day. Children may seek out sensory input but dislike other aspects of vestibular input. Other children may prefer different amounts or types of sensory input. Be sure to consult your child’s Occupational Therapist. The information and activities in this blog post and anywhere on this blog are intended nor recommended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a registered occupational therapist, physician, or other qualified healthcare professional regarding any medical questions or conditions.
Fall Sensory Activities
2. Leaf Swing- Kids can enjoy the scents and sights of Fall’s leaves with this activity with an added benefit of vestibular sensory input. This activity requires a strong adult. Use a blanket to create a swing for the child. Ask the child to lay or sit on a blanket. Gather up all corners of the blanket and swing the child carefully just above the ground. Lower the child into a pile of leaves. If you don’t have leaves in your area, do this activity indoors over pillows.
More vestibular sensory activities for Fall:
Make a leaf balance beam
Catch leaves as they fall
Somersaults in leaves
Jump in leaves
Run through leaves
Pumpkin patch walk on slopes and hills
Wagon ride to look at leaves
Jump on a trampoline with leaves
Scatter small sized piles of leaves on a drieveway and bounce a ball into the leaf piles
Leaf obstacle course
March through leaves
Simon Says, Fall-style (Simon says jump in leaves, etc)
Looking for vestibular sensory input tools for home, school, or therapy recommendations? Try the ones listed in our Free Fall Sensory Activities Guide: