Sensory play ideas for children

Babies and children absorb information about the world through the five senses πŸ‘πŸ‘‚πŸ€πŸ‘…πŸ‘ƒ. While doing this, they develop pathways between the neurons in their brains 🧠

The more the senses are stimulated, the stronger the pathways become. The stronger the pathway, the easier it is for a child to learn more about the world! But hear this – unused pathways will eventually disappear!

➑ Sensory stimulation activities are beneficial for children with sensory disorders. They can ease their anxiety and prompt the brain to process sensory information more effectively.

🎨 What can you use for Sensory Play?

πŸ’› Absolutely fantastic is that you can use anything literally! It requires just a handful of items you’ll most probably already have at home: rice, beans, potato flour, water, plastic bottles, and other plastic objects, etc. Get carried away by your creativity! πŸ¦„

‡ Here are some ideas we find inspiring:

Messy Sensory Play Ideas:
πŸ”Έ Rainbow Slime with glue, baking soda, color paint or food coloring, contact lens solution or borax, and glitter (there are many ways to do it) 🌈
πŸ”Έ Edible Paints with yogurt or whip with some food color added. 🍧

Non- Messy Sensory Play Ideas:
πŸ”Έ Rainbow Rice or Rainbow Colored Beans with food coloring. Use spoons, pots, pans – kids will love it!
πŸ”Έ Frozen dinosaur eggs. Pop one small plastic dinosaur inside a balloon and carefully fill it with water, tie it off, and put it into the freezer.
πŸ”Έ Slow-motion sensory bottles. Put some small plastic objects like Lego bricks into a plastic bottle filled with clear hair gel mixed with water (you can add glitter), and watch them slowly move!

πŸ‘‰ And what’s your favorite sensory integration play? πŸ’¬

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