Friday, January 2, 2015

18 Favorite Sensory Activities of 2014

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

Get your whole body involved in some colorful LEGO sensory play

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.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so kindly for including our zipper board idea. We loved it and I know your followers will too! Wishing you a wonderful 2015.


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