15 sensory activities for kids!
The dreaded “I’m bored!” is something all parents hate. Sensory activities are a great way for kids express themselves and burn off some energy on rainy days. I have put together 15 of our family’s favorite sensory activities. Click on the activity name to be taken to the blog post about that activity!
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15 Sensory Activities for Kids
My kids love to play in dried rice and beans. Dry noodles are a great sensory tool also.
Try this shaving cream cookie activity or let the kids loose in the bathtub with a little container of shaving cream.
Clay can be a real pain to clean up. I speak from personal experience. Play-doh works just as well!
Who is this handsome guy?!
This is obviously a wintertime activity but this is another activity my kids wanted to do over and over and over again. These are the ponies the girls use in the snow!
This is a cool multi-sense experience. First the jello is liquid, then semi-solid, and then frozen so it’s totally solid. Super fun.
Painting with Kool-aid was a fun twist on an old stand-by activity.
We did a lavender water sensory bin that was a big hit with the girls.
You can get marshmallows for dirt cheap in the summer. Avoid stuffing them all into your face by setting up a sensory bin for your kids. Dry or with some water so see how the texture of the marshmallows change in the water.
My kids a fun time making necklaces with some of the 12,000 beads we have lying around.
Round-up all the opposites you can think of in your house. (If your house is anything like mine, it shouldn’t take long.) Big/small, smooth/rough, black/white and compare and contrast.
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What is your favorite way to spend a rainy day? What sensory activities does your family enjoy?
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