2014 was the year for sensory play at our house! I also started a Sensory Play for Kids pinterest board and have really enjoyed collecting and trying out activities to get kids engaged using their senses! We have especially loved using our sense of touch through mixing, squishing, stomping, zipping, and shaking.
Today I am sharing 18 awesome sensory activities that have been the most popular in our house and over on Pinterest and Facebook over this past year.
Trying to just pick 18 was like choosing a favorite child. I probably could've picked 118.
Below you'll find links to 18 awesome sensory activities. They are in no particular order but if you click on the name of the activity you'll be sent to the full tutorial so that you can get all of the details and do the activity yourself. I'd love to hear your favorite sensory activity from 2014 as well!
Make some Rainbow Soap Foam Bubbles from Fun at Home with Kids
Squish some Sticky Sand Dough from Growing a Jeweled Rose
Get your body moving with some Splat painting
Put together a LEGO Calm Down Jar (from Lemon Lime Adventures) to help kids chill out
Play with Goop! (this never gets boring)
Push on a Slimey Eyes Sensory bag from Hands On As We Grow
Pull and stretch some Frozen Silly Putty from Paging Fun Mums
Watch some Erupting Sand Foam Dough from Learn Play Imagine
Mix some water and baking soda and so some Painting on ice
Jump and bounce while doing some Bubble Wrap Stomp Painting from Mess for Less
Make some Giant Reusable Bubbles from Twodaloo
Mix up some Foam Dough from The Life of Jennifer Dawn
Play in a Water Sensory Bin
Create a Peek-a-boo sensory board from Motherhood and Other Adventures
Assemble a Zipper Board from Laughing Kids Learn
Pull on a Cardboard Sensory Box from Meri Cherry
Squish and mix while doing some Mess- Free Baggie painting
Note: Not all of these activities were posted in 2014... so are from a year or two back... but we enjoyed them and shared them in 2014, which is why we think they rock.
Now please pass along your favorite sensory activities so that we can start pinning them! Come follow our Sensory Play for Kids pinterest board too if you aren't already.
Don't forget to check out our Top 9 Parenting posts of 2014 that we shared yesterday as well. So many great tips for toddler parents.