We’ve been sharing some fun sensory play activities recently, part of our January Occupational Therapy calendar. The proprioception and vestibular activities linked up in the free downloadable calendar are sure to provide sensory experiences and input that will keep your child moving all winter long. Hey, you can do most of these activities in warmer weather too, so be sure to save this one for hot summer days!
This Ice Cube Proprioception Jump and Smash activity will provide movement and heavy work that can help with regulation of sensory seekers. Try making these bright and vividly colored ice cubes and playing with sensory input today!
The movement of jumping and hopping adds a vestibular activity component to this fun activity.
Proprioception Activity with Ice Cubes
to make colored ice cubes. Fill the tins with water and then add one or two drops of liquid food coloring
to each section. Kids love this activity and it is a real experiment of color mixing. Use a toothpick to mix the colors and try to achieve various shades of color by mixing more or less food coloring.
over in the sink and run warm water. The ice cubes will pop out after a moment. Place the colored ice cubes in a bowl or on a large cutting board and take them outside. This is a messy activity and it will stain your floors, so take big precautions if you decide to do this one inside!
will dye any surface. You may want to do this activity in the grass. NOTE: For a mess-free option, use liquid watercolors to dye the water. The colors will wash away with soap and water.
Vestibular Activity with Ice Cubes