Sensory Activities

For students that require a sensory based activity, online materials may be harder to find. Family activities to do at home can include sensory stories, water play, cookery, ball pool play and crafts.

Sensory activities to try at home:

Sensory trays:  These are trays that could be filled with sand, rice crispies, pasta dried or cooked, flour or jelly. Objects could be buried within the trays for the person to find.

Water play:  Using a washing up bowl, mixing bowls, jugs and sieves for water play activities. Also use of washing up liquids or bubble baths to mix into the water will create bubbles and also a nice scent for the person.

Sand play:  Having a tray of sand: the person can draw into the sand find objects hidden within the sand bury their hands in the sand, make the sand wet and mould it, build sandcastles.

Shaving foam activities:  Using shaving foam in a tray - hiding objects for the person to find. Shaving foam in a food bag – seal it well and allow the person to explore the bag with their hands.

Painting activities:  Any paint activity is good fun but can be messy. You can use a plastic food bag with paint inside, seal it well and then the young person can mix the colours with their hands without getting messy. Paint in a tray use hands to mix paint colours, sand can be added to the paint for a different texture. Mixing cooked pasta into the paint for a new texture.

The following video clips may provide some additional ideas:

 

http://www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk/covid19-resources?fbclid=IwAR2vchpSs5_ruiXybx3r944beLjYFZ8wXfrGXJtNWW9KzE-jxVoqA_cDWmw  A range of resources collated by Jo Grace

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjk-F8Q0hcY  Easy and educational sensory play activities 2019

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSs2AYrn3zU  Creating sensory room for children with special needs

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e7QzOVKl-Y  Ten simple sensory activities for babies

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDUH2ydAGww  Baby sensory play activities - easy DIY sensory play ideas

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGHgzOL5F_Q  Messy sensory play with jelly

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8JlcC5xXcQ  Five sensory/messy play ideas for your baby/toddler

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7zp7KbxbKY  How to make a sensory bottle

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWyv8z7_P8c  Four easiest sensory play ideas for small space parenting

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